Falick Novick Arts & Crafts Sterling Silver Centerpiece Bowl, Chicago, IL, c. 1930
This stunning example of arts & crafts sterling silver was made by the Chicago silversmith Falick Novick. It is large and made from heavy gauge silver. The bowl, with its upper area curving outwards, has an applied band around its edge as a simple decoration and also acts to reinforce the bowl.
Fourteen chased panels rising from the base form arts and crafts stylized leaves. The outside impressions of the lines are oxidized, and the interior beautifully shows off their impression. Continuing the organic theme of the bowl are another fourteen chased lines/ panels rising from the splayed foot, which also has an applied band around its edge. Above this, the neck is handsomely decorated with highly decorative leaves. Accentuating the beauty of this piece is the exquisite hammering to the interior and exterior surfaces, making it sparkle.
Provenance: with ARK Antiques 2005. Literature: ARK Antiques Catalog #05-1, 2005, p. 7.
This rare bowl is marked underneath 'F. NOVICK/ STERLING/ HANDWROUGHT/ CHICAGO'. It measures 10 inches in diameter by just under 4 inches high. It weighs 30 troy ounces, has never been monogrammed and is in excellent condition.
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