This is an antique sterling silver center bowl made by Black, Starr & Frost with covered foliate scrollwork motifs and intricate throughout raised floral pattern. This magnificent bowl is marked for Black, Starr, & Frost, New York Sterling.
Black, Starr & Frost is one of America’s oldest fine jewelers since 1810. It was considered one of the great American jewelers for many decades. In 1876, the firm was invited to exhibit at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia along with renowned firms like Tiffany & Co, Whiting, and Gorham. In 1939, it was one of five American jewelers invited to exhibit at New York’s World’s Fair. In 1929, it merged with Gorham to become Black, Starr & Frost - Gorham.
Height: 2 1/4 inches - 5.5 cm
Diameter: 7 inches - 17.5 cm
Weight: 382 grams