Today we are delighted to offer for sale a lovely Mid Century sterling silver dish by renowned silversmith Alfredo Sciarrotta (1907-1985)! Sciarrotta was an Italian-American silversmith and undersea weapons expert. Sciarrotta’s work is characterized by a sleek and simple style, and many of his smaller pieces feature his signature leaf-shape designs. During the 1950s and 1960s, Sciarrotta’s handmade silver serving dishes, bowls, candelabra, vases, trays, cigarette boxes, etc. were sold at the most exclusive American retailers from coast to coast, including Georg Jensen, Cartier, and Black Starr and Gorham in New York City; Bailey Banks & Biddle in Philadelphia; Gump’s in San Francisco; Shreve, Crump & Low in Boston; and many more. His designs became known as “The Wedding Gift of Philadelphia and Newport” and he was often referred to as the “Modern Cellini”; this was also the title used for his brochure, which was given to retailers and collectors and included in gift packages. This particular dish features Sciarrotta’s iconic leaf design. This petit and elegant objet d’art is perfect as an accent piece, candy dish, or even a fancy catch-all! Marked on the bottom “Hand made by Sciarrotta/1B/Sterling”. Dish is in very good vintage condition, with minor wear/scuffing and tarnishing commensurate with age and type of use. This darling bowl will add just the right amount of sophistication and refinement to any table-scape! Fresh to the market!
Dimensions: Height: 1-3/8″ Depth: 3-3/8″ Length: 4-1/8″ Weight: 60.5 grams
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