Adorable antique Silver Plate Rupple Dish made by Wilcox Silver Company with ornate floral designs all over it, feathery handles and a wonderful knob on the lid. The one side is monogrammed with the cursive letters M and B inside an oval. This oval on the other side has no monogram and is plain. The lidded bowl has a low squat shape and there are little curled pieces on the top of each handle and around the top opening.
This piece sit flat on a flat surface - no wobbling.
According to Wikipedia, "The Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (1867-c. 1980) was formed in Meriden, Connecticut. From 1865 to 1867, it was known as the Wilcox Brittania Co. In 1898, the company was acquired by the International Silver Company, headquartered in Meriden. After the acquisition, the Wilcox Silver Plate Co. brand continued until at least c. 1980. Wilcox Silver Plate Co. designs are in several museum collections including the Art Institute of Chicago; British Museum in London; Brooklyn Museum; Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI; Dallas Museum of Art; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Minneapolis Institute of Art; Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC; Newark Museum, NJ; New Orleans Museum of Art; Philadelphia Museum of Art, St. Louis Art Museum; Wolfsonian-FIU in Miami Beach; and Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, CT.
Measures about 7 1/2" wide across the top. Bottom diameter is 4 1/2" and the bowl is approx. 3 7/8" high.
The bottom is marked QUADRUPLE PLATE WILCOX SILVER CO MERIDEN CONN with the company's hallmark symbol (two crossed hammers) and the number 5051 and PAT D.
In nice vintage condition with lots of patina with light signs of wear consistent with this type and age of vintage/antique item.
A wonderful home decor accent with lots of personality and patina!
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