Tilden-Thurber Co. Heavy Sterling Silver Open Bowl
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A Providence, Rhode Island guild level retailer founded in the mid 19th century with principals related by marriage to the Gorham family, Tilden-Thurber Company was throughout its history a source of high quality silver offerings.
Such is represented in this 7" diameter, 1 1/8" high, very heavy at 11.4 T. oz., open bowl. It is stamped on the underside "Tilden-Thurber," "Sterling," and "943," and likely dates from early in the 20th century.
It has a flat bottom, with an eight lobed wall, and plain surfaces, all of which present in a Arts & Crafts manner. Indeed, the upper reaches of the walls appear to show subtle planishing marks suggestive of hand shaping.
There is an elaborate, leaf script, monogram in the center bottom. Highly crafted, it is difficult to discern individual letters, but they appear to be "MTW."
It is in mint estate condition. Showing only scant signs of use, namely a scattering of surface wear, the piece presents as close to "new" as a hundred year old item could. The finish is mirror bright.