Lot 707
  • 707

An American silver fruit tazza, Ball, Black & Co., New York, 1851-1876

2,000 - 3,000 GBP
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  • Silver, Glass
  • 32.5cm., 12 3/4 in. high, 39cm., 15 1/4 in. wide
figure stem, the circular bowl applied with two birds, engraved with the initials VB in monogram, the underside stamped: 'BALL, BLACK & Co. NEW YORK / 166 ENGLISH STERLING'

Catalogue Note

Ball, Black & Co. were the retailers of this tazza whereas Gorham, the manufacturing silversmiths and platers of Providence, Rhode Island, were the actual makers.