Large Art Nouveau sterling silver letter rack. Made by Howard & Co. in New York, ca 1890. Plain rectangular base with curved corners, corner leaf-mounted scallop shell supports, and 3 partitions. Dense and pierced leaves, scrolls, and flowers. Front partition has allover ornament with central posy. Middle and back partitions plain with ornamented tops. Very pretty and extra fancy. Fully marked. Fine condition.
Dimensions: H 8 3/8 x W 9 1/4 x D 3 1/2 in. Weight: 28 troy ounces. #BR744