Towle Sterling Silver Pierced Fruit or Bread Basket with Handle
Towle sterling silver, 20th century basket with exquisite openwork border and swing handle, standing on 4 openwork bracket feet. It measures 12'' in length by 9 1/8'' in width by 4'' in height, weighs 31.5 ozt, and bears hallmarks as shown.
Towle Silversmiths is an American silver manufacturer. Towle Silversmiths was originally founded in 1857 as Towle & Jones by Anthony Francis Towle and William P. Jones, two apprentices to the Moulton family of silversmiths. Over the years, Towle has created numerous sterling silver flatware patterns in the United States: including the "Marie Louise" in 1939 which became the official sterling silver pattern for U.S. embassies worldwide, "Old Master" in 1942, now considered by some to be the company’s flagship pattern, and the "Contour" in 1950 (designed by Robert J. King, patented by John Van Koert) which was the first American sterling pattern to manifest post-World War II organic modernist design and the only production-line American flatware included in the Museum of Modern Art's Good Design exhibitions.
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