Twice as nice for the table, this pair of sterling silver compote serving dishes are raised up high on pedestals. Tasty desserts, mints, nuts, olives... can be presented with a traditional sterling flourish.
These were made by the Matthews Company which was founded in Newark, New Jersey in 1907. These are circa 1920s. Each has cut-out genie lamps and wreaths ringing the reticulated edge.
These measure 6 inches across by 6 inches high. Each is marked at bottom with the ~ M ~ with sword Matthews hallmark and STERLING - 228. One has another number hand-etched on the bottom. These are not marked 'weighted' but they may be. Together, these weigh 413 grams.
One of the compotes has a very slight (almost imperceptible) 'dip' along the top. It's barely discernible. When you set it upside down on a hard surface, there's no wobble...it's even all around. Each dish has a slight bump to lower edge.
These compotes came from a very fine estate where a 'polisher' came routinely to keep all the sterling brightly polished. These do not show much wear at all...it's very minimal with no notable scratches. Overall, these are in very good+ vintage condition. Ready to serve.
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