Katherine Pratt Sterling Silver Sandwich Plate, Dedham, MA, c. 1925
This wonderful sandwich plate is a rare form created by an arts & crafts female silversmith whose works are rarely seen. The circular, shallow bowl features a lovely shimmering hammered surface with an applied band of silver around its rim. Two handles, the design inspired by colonial porringer handles, create wonderful, bold ornamentation. One handle is engraved with a 'W' initial and the underside is engraved 'June 6, 1925.'
Katherine Pratt was one of only eight silversmiths to receive the prestigious ‘Medalist’ award from the Society of Arts & Crafts in Boston, and the only female silversmith to do so. She is generally regarded as one of the preeminent female silversmiths of the American arts and crafts movement, and her silver is rarely seen on the market today.
This lovely sterling silver serving plate is marked ‘PRATT/ STERLING.’ It measures just over 13.25 inches long across the handles. The dish is 7.25 inches in diameter by 1.5 inches high, weighs 11.95 troy ounces and is in excellent antique condition with some scratching from use.
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