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