Pair of Reed & Barton Sterling Silver Lily Pad Dishes
Pair of sterling silver lily pad dishes. These elegant sterling silver two part dishes was made by well regarded Taunton, Massachusetts based silver manufacturer, Reed and Barton.
These unusual solid sterling silver pieces have been made in the form of a large double sided dish/basket. Each side of the dish is made up of three naturalistic overlapping lily pads which form shallow bowls. The groupings of lily pads are arranged as mirror images of each other and have a large arched handle between them. The handles itself is composed of two thick intertwined silver wires with an oval shaped cartouche at the apex. The cartouche has not been monogrammed.
Measuring 13 and 1/4 inches in length and 7 inches deep. The top of the handle stands 6 and 1/4 inches from the display surface. The underside of the piece is fully hallmarked for Reed and Barton and bears the company's date symbol representing 1945 along with the design number "X103". The pair weighs approx 30 t oz.