Museum Quality ~ RARE LARGE Antique 1880'S James W. Tufts Victorian Brides Bowl & Basket ~ Outstanding Hand Blown "Triple Quilted Mother of Pearl" and Hand Enameled Bowl In Original Quadruple Plate Silver Plate Frame ~ Collectors Dream Piece
PLEASE IGNORE THE REFLECTIONS IN THE SILVER PLATE - THIS IS NOT DAMAGE OR TARNISH - JUST REFLECTIONS FROM THINGS IN THE ROOM.
LAYAWAY IS AVAILABLE ON THIS BEAUTY ~ We will offer up to a 12-month layaway with a 15% down payment on this beauty~ please feel free to contact us for arrangements.
This is the BEST of the BEST in Victorian Brides Baskets!!! This is an exceptionally RARE Antique Late 1800's Victorian Brides Basket. The bowl is WONDERFUL hand blown pink and coral Triple Quilted" and Hand Enameled Bowl. The shape of this bowl is gorgeous! The frame was made in the 1880's by James W. Tufts - it is marked and numbered with the model number 166 . The bowl and silver holder measures approximately 11 3/4" tall and 11" wide at the widest points. The bowl fits perfectly in the frame. This is truly an amazing collector's piece. The bowl is free of any chips, cracks or repairs. The frame is wonderful with no silver loss noted. What a beauty!!
About the maker: In 1875, enterprising businessman James W. Tufts open up shop in Boston selling fine silver-plated tableware and elaborate silver soda fountains. The use of silver plate rather than pure sterling silver meant that more people could afford to buy these items. There are many types of James W. Tufts silver, and these pieces vary according to their designs, markings, and the amount of silver used in their construction. Quadruple plate means four times the silver amount used for standard silver plate.
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