A SET OF EIGHT SWISS PARCEL-GILT SILVER RENAISSANCE STYLE DESSERT STANDS, BOSSARD & SOHN, ZURICH, CIRCA 1900
in the Gothic taste, the shaped circular screw-on bowls with pineapple lobes centred by pomegranate knops, on spreading lobed trumpet shaped feet
23cm., 9in. high
Each clearly marked to the foot. Nice gilding. Good condition.
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Probably Robert Valentine Berkeley (1853-1940) or Rose Berkeley (1861-1922)
Inventory, 1949, 'FRUIT TAZZE, a set of eight, Foreign, by Bossard [sic], 256 ozs.' in the Strong Room