Hand Hammered Sterling Silver Bowl by F. Novice
This is a c.1930, Chicago, IL Sterling silver bowl marked F. Novick, Sterling. The Sterling bowl is hand-wrought by one of Chicago's most famous silversmiths of the first half of the Twentieth Century (1907 - 1957), Falick Novick. Novick was born in Russia in 1893, and moved to Chicago in 1907 where he set up a shop in 1909. With his wife, he produced Sterling and copper works, and sold them out of his shop, as well as to other merchants such as Macy's. He also made works, including bowls and large Sterling trays for Kalo, Chicago's premier silver shop.
This bowl measures 2 1/2 inches tall, and 7 7/8 inches in diameter. The bowl weighs 13.45 ounces (382 grams). Condition is good. There are no dents, but there are some black tarnish spots on bottom of the bowl, and on the outside bottom of the bowl. The black spots are silver sulfide and appears because of rubber bands, eggs, and other materials, especially those with sulfur. These can be removed with the use of Instant Silver Cleaner, followed by a wash of baking soda, gentle rubbing and rinsing with warm water. Some people recommend using Awesome Orange after cleaning and a rinse of water.
This is a lovely Sterling hand hammered bowl by Falick Novick.