American sterling silver Bonbonniere or bon bon serving dish by Gorham Silversmiths, date marked for 1900, pattern number A281.
This elegant server features open work floral, Acanthus leaf and scroll decorations with a flowing hair female face on the handle.
This large, cast piece weighs 275 grams or 8.8 ozs. Troy and is 9" long, with a bowl 4 1/2" wide.
The shield shaped cartouche in the center of the bowl has an ornate, period monogram: H.
Monogrammed as described above, the soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.
The excellent original condition and clear detail, with no removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.
Offered elsewhere for $990, our price of $795 is as special as the piece itself.