Theodore B. Starr Sterling Silver Bowl and Underplate with Floral Motifs
Theodore B. Starr sterling silver bowl and underplate with floral motifs and decorative cartouches as well as rims with stylized natural patterns in pattern number 40. The bowl measures 5 1/4'' in diameter by 2 1/2'' in height and the underplate measures 8'' in diameter by 1/3'' in height. The total weight is 20.7 ozt. Bearing hallmarks and monograms as shown.
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.
Please feel free to e-mail us with any questions, and please see our other listings. We hand polish all items before shipping them out, but if there is interest for a professional polishing and/or engraving removal, we can take care of that for an additional charge and with delayed shipping.