This delightful silver dish is attributed to Austria as they were the most prominent users of 935 silver. The hand painted full blooming rose is full of wonderful shades and blending colors. You will find yellows, greens, pinks and accents of peach, pumpkin, coral, red, and crimson. It sits among it's leaves that are comprised of five to six shades of color. As a final touch you will find a shaded lavender ribbon and bow attached to this love token. This beautiful floral motif sits on top of a translucent pastel pink shaded to white enamel base that is over a circular engine turned pattern. Depending on the angle the dish is held the pattern can look like dashes or like a basket weave.
The enamel is in excellent minus condition with no cracks, deep scratches, abrasions or repairs. Along the top rim of the white (see bottom section photo # 5) is an approx. 1/2" long spot of a running 1/32" tall section of tiny little chips. The top half of the same photo shows an example of the occasional missing enamel in that ultra thin black line that is smaller then 1/32".
The silver is in excellent minus to very good plus condition depending on your point of view. There are no cracks, holes, dents or repairs. With the dish sitting on the table the only visible flaws are a few approx. 1/64" bites to it's top rim and an approx. 3/8" long spot of uneven surface on the thin exterior rim of the foot-"excellent minus". When you turn the dish upside down you find the three spots where inexperienced people tested the dish for silver content-see the last photo. The scratch area on the bottom of the bowl is 1 1/4" long x 1/8" at widest point. The two spots on the foot rim measure 3/16" and 1/8" long x 1/16" wide-"very good plus". We acquired this dish due to it's lovely artistry and the fact that the three test spots are NOT visible when the dish is sitting upright!
The top of the dish has a 3 1/4" diameter and is approx. 1/2" deep at it's center. It has a 1 5/8" diameter foot and the dish sits 1 1/4" tall. It contains two marks, a 935 for silver content located on the top of the foot. There is also a Russian import mark for 875 or better silver that originated in 1908.
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