Gold-washed compote by Ball, Black & Co., NYC, c1870
Round bowl with matte gold-washed interior, on round pedestal base; applied leaf-&-berry bands at rim and base; engraved in script on side of bowl: Nelly/Jan. 17th, 1872. Marked on bottom: Ball, Black & Co., New York; also marked: 202/ English Sterling. Compote is 8" in diameter, 6-1/8" high, and weighs 18.5 Troy oz. Condition throughout is excellent.