An antique fruit and nut bowl modelled as a large nautilus shell with an exaggerated opening, set upon four stylized coral feet, the shell surmounted by a cast and applied fairy seated upon a crescent moon.
Victorian | Aesthetic Movement
Edmund P. Hogan, The Elegance of Old Silverplate and some Personalities, 1980, p. 62, illustrated.
Middletown Plate Company (Middletown, Connecticut, 1864-1921) (Subsidiary of International Silver Company in 1898)
Stamped: Middletown Plate Co. / Quadruple / Plate Middletown CT
Late 19th century
Width 7 Depth 9.5 Height 11.75 inches