Antique Silverplate Brides Basket with Hobnail Cranberry Opalescent Art Glass Bowl Insert and Silverplate Clam Shell Dish; circa 1880. The best I have ever had! Came from a great Connecticut estate!! The silverplate frame is signed BARBOUR SILVER CO. (of Hartford, CT) underneath (see photos); The silverplate clamshell is hallmarked (see photos).The bowl is stunning as well! Bowl is perfect, no chips, cracks, hairlines or dings. The clamshell has a few dark dots in the bowl, but nothing serious, it is super!
The frame has beautiful detail! Relief florals all around the base, beautiful filigreed handle attachments and feet; gorgeous handle with exquisite hanging clam shell! Frame has a lot of silver loss, but still displays beautifully. It has had a professional repair to the handle (see photo closeup) where 1 side of handle has been re-attached and one of the ball garnishes on the lower side of the frame is a replacement; can't tell a bit (you wouldnt know to look at it, even up close) and frame is SOLID and SECURE, and 100% usable. During the late 1800's these antique bride's baskets were usually given as wedding / wedding shower gifts and displayed at the bride's table at the wedding party, usually filled with flowers.
This is a wonderful centerpiece for any table or great focal point for a china curio! Size overall is 14" high; 14" wide; bowl is 10 1/2 diameter. The item "Antique Silverplate Brides Basket Hobnail Cranberry Opalescent Art Glass Bowl" is in sale since Sunday, December 31, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Silverplate\Baskets".
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