A beautiful Art Deco piece with a cut glass compote bowl. The bowl has a lovely design that is a combination of acid etching and cut facets. The silver plate base features a heart and floral motif. Of course the dog under the compote is what steals the show. A great piece that is neither too big or too small. This compote can be used for potpourri, jelly beans, loose change, or just as a decorative piece. Let your imagination dictate!
This exceptional Art Deco piece is in good vintage condition with no signs of alterations or repairs. There is some wear to the silver plate. The cut glass bowl is in good condition, without cracks or discolorations. There is one small chip to the rim and minor scratches to the bottom of the glass, mostly where it sits on the metal frame, but are difficult to see when the bowl is in place (see photos).
This piece is marked with the Meriden Britannia Company mark. In 1847 the Rogers brothers developed the electro-plating process used in silver plate. The Rogers brothers had met with success in their activity, but lacked capital and the organization to market their product. In 1852 the genius and skill of the Rogers brothers were joined with the initiative and business ability of the Meriden Britannia Company. The company began the production of goods that were described in the 1867 catalogue of the Meriden Britannia Co., as supplying "all the advantages of silver in durability and beauty at one-fifth the cost”. A great piece from the company that invented the process.
Dimensions: 5” tall, 11-1/2” across the handles, and 6-1/2” wide. The glass insert measures 8-3/8” by 6-1/2” and is 2” deep.
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