Merrill Shop Sterling Silver Floral Compote Hand Decorated Pair C1920
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Merrill Shop Sterling Silver Floral Compote Hand Decorated Pair C1920:
EXTREMELY RARE c1920 PAIR OF MERRILL SHOPS STERLING SILVER HAND DECORATED COMPOTES; RAISED FLORAL ON SATIN; EXCELLENT CONDITION
We are pleased to offer rare set of c1920 Merrill shops sterling silver hand decorated compotes.
Founded in 1893 in New York City by John Merrill. Became Merrill Bros in 1896.
Examples of silver bearing their trademark spread wing dragon is rarely seen.
Classic raised circular form, with waterfall rim.
Adorned with beautifully hand decorated leaf and floral sprays. Gently ruffled leaves and long sweeping vine nestled within.
Finest life like finish detail throughout.
Block letter Lillian to lower centre base.
The rare c1920 Merrill shops floral compotes are 8 1/2 inches diameter.
Exceptionally thick heavy guage sterling the pair weigh 22 (standard) ounces.
Hallmarked as shown. The rarely seen Merrill shops dragon trademark.
In excellent condition. Rich, lustreous sterling patina throughout. Stands perfectly firm on table. The shell and floral decoration retain their original detail.
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We received favorable notice in the March 12th, 2006 New York Times. Page 8, Business Section, in a well written article on silver collecting. Copy furnished upon request.
From our personal collection, an elegant mid 19th century coin silver basket, from John and Edward Moore, of Tiffany fame. Illustrated in the cover article of May/June 2008 Silver Magazine, page 27.
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