Sterling silver centerpiece bowl with 8-light candelabra on plateau. Made by Bailey, Banks & Biddle in Philadelphia, ca. 1890. Bowl is squat and curved with turned-down rim. Short stem and shallow dome foot. Four pairs of detachable branches attach to foot. Each pair comprises c-scroll branches joined at base. Each branch terminates in single light: bulbous socket with detachable bobeche and short stem mounted to wax pan. Bowl rests on raised and spread plateau.
Dense chasing with flowers, foliage, and scrolls. Scrolled rims. All cartouches vacant. Bowl interior richly gilt.
Hallmark includes no. 2096. Excellent condition.
Dimensions: Bowl (without candelabra): 8 1/4 x D 14 3/4 in. Bowl (with candelabra): 8 1/4 x D 23 1/2 in. Plateau: H 2 1/4 x D 15 in. Total weight: 230 troy ounces. BI868