Wonderful & witty sterling silver vase. Retailed by Cartier in New York. Curved and ovoid body with narrow wavy mouth. Double-sided fishbowl with fish gliding and diving amidst sea plants and conch shells. In relief with finely delineated details that include fins and scales as well as textured (that is, hand-hammered) sandy terrain. The swaying sea grasses shade into engraving. Post-1967 Italian hallmark with maker’s (Fratelli Cacchione) and retailer’s stamps. Very good condition.
Dimensions: H 9 3/4 x W 12 1/2 x D 4 1/2 in. Weight: 46.5 troy ounces. #BS684