Antique Dessert Bowls, Sterling Silver Overlay, Silver on Glass, Collectible, Set of 6
A gorgeous set of six antique sterling silver overlay dessert bowls from the late 1800s to early 1900s. They have a flower and leaf sterling silver overlay around the rims and a star design on the foot. These would look wonderful on a dinner table, sideboard, or buffet. A great find for the collector of depression glass. They would also make a great gift idea. What wonderful way to own a piece of history.
The history of Silver Overlay:
In 1889, the decorative technique of applying silver designs to glass was patented by Oscar Pierre Erand and John Benjamin Round for Stevens & Williams Ltd in Birmingham, England. It had the shortcoming that the reverse side of the silver next to the glass would tarnish and turn dark. In 1893, a patent was registered in the US by John H. Sharling of New Jersey, which had the distinct advantage that the reverse side was white and stayed that way by utilizing electroplating. This art had its own avid following and became a decorative rage between the late 1800s to 1920s.
3 inches in height
3¾ inches in diameter
This set is in excellent condition. There are no chips, cracks, or scratches.
I polish all the silver in my shop to be able to determine the condition and show it off at its best.
These would make a great wedding shower, wedding, hostess, or housewarming gift.
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Our Vintage Rating Chart:
'LIKE NEW' Perfect mint condition.
EXCELLENT: Item has no chips cracks or crazing. May show wear from over the years such as small utensil marks.
GREAT: Item shows signs of wear due to everyday use. Larger utensil marks small flea bit chips.
VERY GOOD: Item has larger signs of wear from everyday use. Such as minor scratches, scuffing, crazing or flea bite chips.
GOOD: Item shows its years of use and love. There will be flaws such as chips, small cracks, more pronounced crazing etc. Price will reflect these defects. The item will show a larger amount of wear.
FAIR: Numerous noted flaws, some very significant. Larger cracks, chips, mars, etc. The item will have very significant wear for its years of use.
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