I am thrilled to offer for your consideration an incredible 1880's victorian brides basket. This is a fine example of a wedding offering if I ever saw one!!
The cased art glass victorian brides bowl has a doily scalloped and rolling edge and is huge measuring 13" across and 3" deep. A deep dark golden orange colors the outer wide rim of the bowl which gently turns to a softer pale creamy orange as it makes it way down the sides of the gently ribbed sides and bottom. The inside of the brides bowl is covered in an elaborate and ornately designed floral design of blue and white enameled flowers with heavy embellishments of raised gold frond details and enameled flourishes. The center is adorned with a raised enameled hand painted star which is set off by an golden orange ring of raised beading. If you are looking for over the top and attention to all things grand, this bowl checks all of the boxes.
The majestic silver plated basket/centerpiece is stamped Reed & Barton and is the perfect accompaniment to the brides bowl. It is certainly of regal stature standing 10.75" tall and 7" wide in diameter. When the lovely brides basket is placed in its rightful spot atop this glorious stand, it soars to a display height of 13.25". Now, that's a sure way to command attention! The silver plate basket/centerpiece is fantastic with its etched rimmed base and two winged cherubs holding onto the balled stem. Silver plated leaves feather either side of the remaining flute that supports the shelf.
The brides bowl and silver plated basket are in remarkably excellent condition. The brides bowl show little to no wear. I see or feel no flea bites, chips, hairlines or loss of enamel. The Reed and Barton basket/centerpiece shows no loss to the silver plating and is in fine condition. I do want to point out that there once may have been crystals hanging from beneath the shelf as there are what appears to be silver plated staple that remain.