FRUIT BASKET' or'FRUIT BOWL. This was the original catalogue description by the makers like. Meriden, Derby, J W Tufts, Reed and Barton, Webster, Pairpoint, etc. It was not until these became collectables, later, in the 20th century that the collectors. Started referring to them as'BRIDE'S BASKETS'.
They were the most common GIFT to the bride. For display on her sideboard to hold the fruit of the season. What is better than an enameled ruffled bowl with outstanding display.
Of grapes and vines in wonderful array of vibrant colors? The painting is just about in ORIGINAL CONDITION! Very rare for these antique glass pieces. Then, the silver plate frame repeats the same fruit theme.
Hanging cherries, leaves, and vine-like handle decor. There are no breaks, chips, or cracks in the bowl. Made in the 1880's, and being 130 + years of age. It is the epitome' of Victorian style.
This true antique (a likely original pair) is for the advanced collector. Or collector looking to upgrade their collection. The bowl fits SNUGLY in the frame, the profiles of the frame and bowl are in alignment, and they both share the same theme. The silver plating appears to be fully present, and beautiful! I could not find the makers mark, it could have been resilvered before my time.May not be Meriden, it could be Derby, Wilcox, Pairpoint, Tufts. Or any number of the great silver manufacturers of that region. The bowl is 12" wide, frame is 14" wide and 15 tall. IMPORTANT: I SEE MANY REPRODUCTION FRAMES ON THE INTERNET FOR SALE AS. One give-away is the vertical SEAM in the metal surround that the bowl sits in. Made in Korea in the 1980's and not antique, and not silver plate. Most items are antique, and can show wear and use commensurate with age.
I will describe any damage or significant issues that I feel will deter value. My PHOTOS are considered part of the description. I include many hi-res pictures. FEEL FREE to request more.In the rare case an item arrives damaged, contact me directly. Keep all packing, boxes, labels, and broken pieces in case requested by insurer. Please request for exceptions in advance. I do not charge for materials. IT GOES TO YOUR GOVERNMENT! Hand painted Art glass Bride basket figural quadruple silver plate frame" is in sale since Sunday, November 15, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Glass\Other Antique Glass". The seller is "slpprs" and is located in Toms River, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia, China, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Hong Kong, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guadeloupe, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.