Pair of Theodore Starr Sterling Silver Centerpiece Compotes Tazzas
Pair of sterling silver compotes / tazzas by Theodore Starr. Embellished in a grape and vine design around border and on base. Standing on three feet in the motif of claws. Measuring each 4.8 inches tall and 9.8 inches in diameter. Total weight is 46.2 troy ounces. Bearing hallmarks as shown in images.
Theodore B. Starr was a company of silversmiths founded in New York in 1862 by Theodore Starr. In 1880 "The Independent" published an article in which “The House of Theodore B. Starr” is described as an establishment that develops “an educated demand for ‘beauty in use;’” and where one will find “his taste and his intelligence stimulated.” The Metropolitan Museum of Art, who owns and displays pieces by T.B. Starr, champions Starr as “among the most prominent and influential jewelry and silversmithing firms in New York City during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries” whose work was “enthusiastically heralded in the press.” The company was incorporated in 1907 by Starr's son, before being bought in 1918 by Reed and Barton, and finally closing in 1923.
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