STERLING SHELL DISH c1905 - GEORGIAN RE-CREATION. A very fine and rare turn of the century Graff, Washbourne & Dunn sterling silver shell form basket or entree dish.A superb re-creation of a c1745 British form. Illustrated and discussed in Waldron page 117. G W & D trace their roots to the famed New York silversmith William Gale, who opened his shop in 1833.
They succeeded Wood & Hughes, two of Gale's apprentices in 1899. The piece was retailed by Howard & Co. Fashioned in the form of a scallop shell with gently rippling gadrooned rim and shimmering smooth surface radiating panel. Some of the original George II designs included caryatid or maiden handles, here we see a back swept leaf crown scroll handle, with larger leaf center, framed by leafy vine. Atop robust four leaf cap lion paw and claw pad tip feet.
This Graff, Washbourne & Dunn sterling shell & lion foot dish. Is 10 inches by 9 inches and weighs a bit over 26 standard ounces.Interior clean as if little used. The item "Howard Sterling Shell Dish c1905 Recreation George III" is in sale since Thursday, December 5, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "supershrink" and is located in Supply, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.