I am thrilled to offer for your consideration an extremely rare brides bowl and lovely Forbes quadruple silver plated handled basket.
The chartreuse and blue satin mother of pearl diamond quilted brides bowl is extremely rare. The colors are vibrant and luxurious and the satin glass has an iridescent quality. In short, it is not only rare in color, but amazingly stunning, as well. It measures 10.5" across and 4.75" tall. The exterior satin glass starts with a bottom fitter done in a dark muted chartreuse and then moves upward where the chartreuse is intense and decorated with a teal blue diamond quilt pattern. A solid band of teal rims the top most edge of the brides bowl with an applied chartreuse ribbon encircling the crimped and ruffled bowl rim. The interior of the brides bowl is a satin teal blue which, when held up to the light, allows the exterior chartreuse to shine through. Simply magnificent. And, such a gorgeous satin mother of pearl brides bowl, deserve a lovely place to rest, and has found that in this silver plated basket.
The silver plated basket/centerpiece carries the Forbes Silver Co. mark, distinguishes it as quadruple plate, and bears the mold number 439. The Forbes Silver Co. was founded in 1894 in Meriden CT. It was a department of Meriden Britania Co. which was one of the original companies which formed the International Silver Co. The Forbes handled silver plated basket 10.25" wide and 11.5" tall. The basket sits on four gently splayed open work legs which support the cup where the brides bowl sits. Handles are attached with wheel and flourish design on each side of the cup and move upward where they are adorned with intricate decor on the sides and top of the handle.
This victorian era chartreuse and blue satin mother of pearl diamond quilted brides bowl and Forbes quadruple plated brides basket are in excellent condition. The bowl is phenomenal in color and vibrancy. There are no chips, flea bites, cracks, flakes or hairlines. The Forbes basket shows exceptionally well and evidences only minute darkening inside the cup where the bowl fits.
This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire an extremely rare brides basket.