These wonderful handmade dishes are in the form of large leaves with raised, irregular edges, deep incised lines and beautiful hammered surfaces. A stem-form loop handle is attached at the base of the leaf.
Marie Zimmermann was a leading New York City arts & crafts metalworker who worked primarily in copper, brass and iron. Her silver is quite rare. These dishes date to her studio years in the early/mid twentieth century. Although they do not bear her maker's mark, this attribution is positive. Upon her death in 1972, they were left by her to her friend, caretaker and household manager Ida Egly, who recently sold them.
These lovely sterling silver dishes are stamped 'STERLING' underneath. They measure 7.5 inches long by 5.5 wide. They each weigh a hefty 7.40 troy ounces and are in excellent condition.