I am delighted to offer for your consideration a fabulous victorian era (circa 1880's) Mt Washington Peachblow art cased brides bowl and unique Reed and Barton brides silver plated holder.
The heavily enameled and gilt ladened Mt Washington peachblow brides bowl is substantial measuring 5.75" tall and 11" wide. The exterior of the art cased bowl shades from dark pink at the rim edge to soft pink on the bottom. Encircling the bowl are hand painted heavily enameled yellow daffodils with crisp black outlining/edging. Interspersed throughout the daffodil decor, there are marvelous large rich green foliage with raised gold outlining and heavily gilded striated backings. The detailing to the floral design is unlike any other I have seen.
A brides bowl this gorgeous deserves a place of distinction. This rare and highly desirable base bears the Wilcox mark used during the period 1867 to 1898. It is also marked quadruple plate with the pattern #2684. This quadruple silver plated basket, sought after by collectors alike, is just the perfect basket for such a fine glass brides bowl. The basket features three large (6.5" tall) winged cherubs holding a garland of rope around a central stem. The circular shelf where the bowl rests has an elaborate forest scene, with a cherub stepping out of a boat holding a note that reads "for you". There are three filigreed wings that adorn the outer edge. When the brides bowl sits atop its rightful place on this magnificent and royal basket, the victorian centerpiece stands 12" high.
The Mt Washington peach blow daffodil brides bowl is in pristine condition. The gold paste work and enamel detailing are perfect. There are no chips, cracks, flakes or chips. The Wilcox silver plated basket is also in excellent condition showing no signs of repair or replating.