This listing is for a stunning example of a 19th Century American Sterling Silver tazza/compote made by Black, Starr & Frost of New York. This elaborate Sterling Silver compote has a beautiful embossed border around the outside edge and around the lower edge of the base. There are four reticulated medallions in the design with swags of embossed flowers. No monograms. This beautiful silver compote is marked with the trademark stamp of Black, Starr & Frost and also "Black, Starr & Frost, New York" and "Sterling, 5155, 10 1/2 In". The Black, Starr & Frost Company was formed in 1874 and continued to use this name until 1929. They produced silver products for many of America's most prominent families during this period and their pieces are of the highest quality. This compote is solid silver and is not weighted in any area.
Dimensions: Measures stands 4" high and is 10 1/2" in diameter. Weighs 575 grams.
Condition: This fabulous silver compote is in outstanding Estate condition with no noted flaws and reflecting only minimal signs of normal wear. There are a few faint hand marked identification (?) numbers around the maker's marks that are barely noticeable and don't detract from the beauty of this example of late 19th Century American silver at its finest.
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