Offered is this wonderful Antique Sugar Shaker from the Howard Silver Company in New York. It measures 8 3/4 inches tall and 4 inches at the widest. Overall condition is very nice with normal surface marks for its age. No deep dents or problems. It weights 269 grams.
Marked on the bottom - Howard & Co - Sterling - 1601 - New York - 1899.
Howard & Co was an excellent maker during the turn of the century, or 'Belle-Epoque' period. Howard & Co was established in 1866 and by the turn of the 20th century 'the company had branches in Newport and London, in addition to its Fifth Avenue shop in New York' (see Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers by Dorothy Rainwater). Most of their silver was made in the revival taste; it is uniformly quite heavy, well designed and well executed