Vintage Sterling Silver Candy Dish Or Compote with Long Stem Base International W Silver
Description: A beautiful nice size sterling silver candy dish or open compote having a long stem base. The bowl of the dish is stepped in design with the steps decreasing in width as the compote slopes inwards and downwards. A very modern and simple design. The bowl is carried on a long and facetted stem which is thin at the top and fattens as it proceeds down and ends in a constriction that meets a round flat base. The base is monogrammed with the letters "AMR" and is stepped near the edge. The piece weighs about 139 grams which is about 4.47 troy ounces. The piece has a very simple design without any decorations except for the lines of gradations in the bowl and the base as well as the facets of the stem. The piece is cement filled and is so marked. A great looking piece which would add class to your table. Please see the photos as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Mid to late 20th Century.
Origin: Connecticut USA. Purchased at an estate sale in Lancaster Pennsylvania.
Size: 2 3/4" diameter at the base, 5 1/4" diameter at the top, and is 5" high. The piece weighs 139 grams, which would translate to about 4.47 troy ounces.
Maker: International Silver Company.
Marks: Marked on the bottom with the words "International" the letter "W" within what looks like a crescent. Finally the words "Sterling Cement Filled 581" below it all.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: This is definitely a beautiful nice size and heavy piece of an elegant and distinguished design.
Condition: It is in very good condition despite its age and utilitarian function. It has no cracks, hairlines, or repairs. The piece has one small and shallow ding to the bowl and a small dings to the edge of the base. The piece also has many scratches and some tarnish and could use a good cleaning but we are leaving this to the next owner. Please see photos to appreciate beauty and condition of the dish.
In Closing: A very nice piece with beautiful and very interesting modern design. Definitely a quality piece worthy of a prominent spot in your collection.