A very rare Antique American Sterling Silver Overlay Cranberry Glass Punch Bowl signed Alvin Corp. This remarkable punch bowl is exquisitely decorated with an intricate figural grapes and leaves silver overlay pattern and a large center monoplate. Also, a wonderful, brilliant cut star pattern has been carved into the base of the bowl. The effect is quite lovely. Sterling silver overlay designs are often found in the form of decanters, pitchers, vases and perfume bottles, but a piece of this scale is rare indeed! The punch bowl measures 14 in. in width and stands 7 in. high. Made by Alvin Company of Providence, R.I.- the premier maker of sterling silver overlay. The punch bowl dates to 1890 and is fully hallmarked. It is in pristine condition.