SOLD Art Deco Silver Sweetmeat Dish or Comport

£295.00

Elegant Art Deco silver comport or sweetmeat dish

1 in stock

Description

An elegant and beautiful piece of Art Deco silverware in the form of this sweetmeat dish or comport…it’s difficult to know exactly what to call it as it shares many of the features of a comport but with a deep bowl rather than flat plate. In today’s world it becomes an adaptable piece of decorative tableware useful for whatever you can think of. It forms a chalice or goblet shape with a high-domed, even campanile base and tripod legs supporting the main bowl. The legs perhaps owe more to Art Nouveau than Art Deco with their sinuous shape – clearly a design choice on the part of the maker to balance the form.

The top of the bowl is edged in a finely detailed Greek key pattern while the base is left plain. It is made of high quality silver of a goodly weight – perhaps substantial would be a better term – and clearly demonstrates good design and skill of manufacture. Good, clear hallmarks give a date of 1930, assayed in Birmingham and made by James Fenton. A stunning addition to any silver collection.

Condition

Barring minor surface striations gained through use, this piece comes to you in excellent antique condition with no holes, fold or dents. All pieces present and correct and hallmarks clear and readable.

Dimensions

  • Height – 4.8 inches (12 cm)
  • Base diameter 2.5 inches (6.25 cm)
  • Bowl diameter – 4 inches (10.5 cm)
  • Legs – approx 2 inches (5 cm)

Shipping

Package A – £10.00

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