Ball, Black & Co. Medallion Sterling Silver with Gilt Interior Tazza or Compote
This is an amazing Ball, Black & Co. Medallion Pattern Sterling Silver with Gilt Interior Tazza. The tazza has a round bowl with gilt interior. The banded rim is inverted and the two handles have scrolling leaves that split to attach at different points. Under the shallow bowl where it meets the tazza stand is an architectural element; square like with four medallions of portraits in profile,two male and two female. This really gives this piece dimension.
It was made by Ball, Black & Company, New York, New York, circa 1870. The marks on the bottom are BALL, BLACK & CO, 925/1000, NEW-YORK It is 8-3/8 inches high x 9 inches wide and weighs 21.3 ounces troy.
Seeing that this piece is from 1870 it is in very good condition. It has a pin point dent to bowl, and a small repair to handle and rim. The handle likely pushed inward resulting in need for solder of rim to bowl the solder is visible to the interior, However it retains a regal presentation.
WIDTH: 10 in | HEIGHT: 10 in | DEPTH: 10 in
Shipping Estimate: $35 | FedEx
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