Dominick & Haff Antique Sterling Silver & Glass Table Suite, New York City, c. 1900
The incorporation of glass and gilt silver combine to create this stunning table suite consisting of a large centerpiece bowl and pair of matching candlesticks.
The columns of the candlesticks are deeply carved crystal. The cut pattern matches the designs used in the silver.
At the lower part of the column are deeply cut vertical notches of leaves with stems topped with frosted circles representing flowers. Three rectangular panels display a bloomed flower below an area of engraved leaves and flowers. The bases of the removable candlesticks are fitted with sterling threaded caps which screw into their stands.
Classically inspired, the silver bases for the candlesticks have three tall columns. They are fluted, rising from stepped plinths and draped with laurel swags. The tops of the columns have rectangular panels with floral displays complimenting the cut decorations on the glass.
The centerpiece is exquisite. The large bowl is cut to fit onto the sterling base. The cuttings on the bowl match the candlesticks, however they are executed in a proportionately grander scale. As with the candlesticks having three cut panels matching the feet, the bowl has six cut rectangular panels depicting flowers in bloom which match up with the number of feet.
The stand for the bowl is impressive with the columns and detail of design. The stunning design matches the candlestick holders, but also executed in a larger scale. A band around the midsection of the columns adds extra support and lovely decoration.
All pieces are marked with Dominick & Haff's trademark, ' STERLING' and by the great New York City retailer 'BLACK, STARR & FROST'. The candlestick bases are also marked '558/ 13.5 IN/ 10'. The stand for the bowl is also marked '4406/ 14 IN'. The weighable silver is 51.10 troy ounces. There are a couple tiny pinpricks to the glass candlesticks and a tiny chip to the underside of one of the tops.