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Wood and Hughes Antique Sterling Silver Trompe l'oeil Dish, NYC, NY, c. 1880's

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Resting on four ball feet, this small dish is created as a crumpled napkin. Marvelous details are incorporated into this wonderful dish. The irregular shape is bordered with a faux fringed edge. Various chased, engraved and acid-etched designs create the intricate interior which is lightly gilded and includes wonderful aesthetic foliage on its flat interior and rising edges. The underside is monogrammed 'AMC.'

This lovely dish is marked 'W&H/ 191/ STERLING.' It measures 5 inches across at the midsections of the rim by 7.75 inches from corner to corner. It is 2 inches tall at the tops of the corners. This rare dish weighs 4.80 troy ounces and is in excellent antique condition.