Antique silver tazza - 1920s sterling silver dish on a pedestal
A stunning sterling silver tazza or pedestal serving dish made from solid Silver. It has a lovely shallow bowl with scrolled edging sitting upon a slender stem and circular base with matching scrolled edging.
This pretty bowl is made from solid silver and the hallmarks indicate it was made in Birmingham in 1924. The makers mark is hard to read but I think is for Ernest Druiff & Co of Vyse Street, Birmingham.
A tazza was usually used for serving smaller items of food, fruit or bonbons. As an elevated plate it was developed as a way of utilising more space on a dinner table and today would add a touch of grandeur to your dining table or side board. Alternatively it would look lovely on a dressing table to hold jewellery, or perhaps in a bathroom for displaying soaps. A delightful little item that would make a perfect gift for any Downton or Bridgerton fan!
The dish is in good antique condition. It has several small pitting marks to the bowl and other signs of use. The hallmarks can easily be read. The dish measures 10.5 cm high by 19 cm wide. Silver weight 261 grams.