This heavy sterling silver oval footed dish was made by Sanborns of Mexico. Sanborns traces its origins to 1903 and was founded as a pharmacy in Mexico City by brothers Walter and Frank Sanborn. Sanborns began producing silver in the early 1920's and has grown to become one of Mexico's largest and best known retail department stores.
This unusual Sanborns oval dish has a fluted Art Deco motif and rests on four arched legs which terminate in pointed feet. The underside of the piece bears the partially rubbed circa 1930's Sanborns 3 owl mark depicting one large owl flanked by smaller owls. The mark reads "SANBORNS MEXICO STERLING" along with the number "1". The piece measures 6.375" by and 4.5" and stands 1.875" tall.
The dish is in very good condition with no removals or repairs. As a vintage item, the piece shows appropriate signs of age consisting of the rubbed mark noted above and a dent to the rim, both of which are mentioned for accuracy.
This silver dish displays beautifully and has a myriad of potential uses, from serving candy or nuts, holding trinkets or being used as a soap dish. A lovely and practical find sure to add an elegant touch wherever it is used.
Vintage Sanborns Mexico Sterling Silver Footed Dish