A lavishly decorated oval ART NOUVEAU silverplated bowl, Forbes Silver Co., Meriden Ct, circa 1895. For maker's mark see enlargement 6. An oval bowl beautifully decorated around the border in the ART NOUVEAU style featuring large raised Poppy flowers, trailing stems and Poppy buds. There is general wear consistent with age and one small area in the well of the dish where the plate has worn but, overall, the piece is in quite good condition. A most attractive example of the Art Nouveau style in a generous size. It measures 11 1/2 inches by 8 inches. The Forbes Silver Co. was one of the original companies that formed the International Silver Co.