Overall: 7 x 17 3/8 x 9 7/8 in. ( 17.8 x 44.1 x 25.1 cm )
Mark: stamped on base: "STERLING" above "C", a lion passant in a chamfered rectangle, an anchor in a rectangle and a "G" in gothic script in a chamfered rectangle over "700"
engraved: on front: overlapping, "J/ R"
Renaissance Revival wrought and seamed silver footed serving dish with gilt decoration; oval in plan with a matte-finished exterior and gilded interior; the raised body has a deep well rising to low, scroll cut sides with cut work foliate scrolls and bouquet filled compotes with bright-cut engraving, on the interior front and back, the bowl raises high and round at the sides; applied, gilt rim of vertical banding; cast loop handles at the sides with reeded edges, scroll design in the centers and cast, gilt head's of gods at the top of each; bowl applied to a cast, matte-finished ring stand with a die-rolled foliate band, leaves gilt, with gilt beading along the edges; four cast scrolled feet with acanthus decoration and gilding at the corners; engraved, "J/ R" overlapped on the center front; maker's marks on the base.
Gift of the Children and Grandchildren of John Roach
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