Silver Footed Bowl. Westcliff Silver Keys.
Silver Footed Bowl
- Coat or plate with silver
- Provide (mirror glass) with a backing of a silver-colored material in order to make it reflective
- (esp. of the moon) Give a silvery appearance to
- coat with a layer of silver or a silver amalgam; "silver the necklace"
- a soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal; occurs in argentite and in free form; used in coins and jewelry and tableware and photography
- made from or largely consisting of silver; "silver bracelets"
- Pay (the bill) for something, esp. when the bill is considered large or unreasonable
- (footedness) the property of favoring one foot over the other (as in kicking a ball)
- (footing) status with respect to the relations between people or groups; "on good terms with her in-laws"; "on a friendly footing"
- Cover a distance, esp. a long one, on foot
- having feet; "footed creatures"; "a footed sofa"
- The contents of such a container
- A round, deep dish or basin used for food or liquid
- A decorative round dish awarded as a prize in a competition
- a concave shape with an open top
- a round vessel that is open at the top; used chiefly for holding food or liquids;
- roll (a ball)
silver footed bowl - Godinger Coquille
Godinger Coquille Crystal Pedestal Bowl
The Coquille crystal pedestal bowl is a wonderful example of Godinger's renowned quality and old world style.
This romantic Coquille bowl makes a stunning centerpiece, whether empty or holding fresh fruit or flowers. Made of heavy, brilliant crystal, the 10-inch pedestal bowl features a diamond pattern on the lower half, while the scalloped top lyrically displays graceful fan-like shells. Indeed, the word coquille means shell or scallop in French. Other items from the Coquille collection include an exquisite handled basket, pedestal vase, and cake plate, all of which make superb gifts.
Godinger, renowned for both silver and crystal giftware and tableware, is the brand choice of many newlyweds. Like all fine crystal, the pedestal bowl should be carefully washed by hand, especially the delicate shell top, in order to preserve its clarity for generations to come. --Ann Bieri
A Hellenistic Silver Gilt Bowl Decorated with Acanthus Leaves and Animal Representations
Late 3rd-early 2nd century B.C.E., H. 15.3 cm. The piece is intact. The gilding is in an excellent state of preservation, the acanthus leaves incised near the center are blackened. Traces of black oxidation partially cover the edge of the cup. This extraordinary vessel was cast in a mold, while a large part of the decoration and final additions were cold-worked after casting (carvings, engravings, incisions); the elements in very high relief were made separately and soldered. The decorated zone is covered with thin gilding that perfectly adheres to the silver surface. The thickness of the silver is important and, when lifting the cup, one is surprised by its impressive weight. The bowl is hemispherical and deep, with a slightly flared edge and a rounded lip; there are neither handles nor stem, nor foot, but the bottom of the vessel presents a beautiful six-petaled rosette carved in relief. The interior metal is perfectly smooth. The decoration is entirely comprised of the garland, which begins a few centimeters below the edge, and the base. By and large, the artisan followed a perfectly organized scheme, which observes a rigid and clear symmetry; one can nevertheless notice a nice touch of fantasy, thanks to the presence of the animals (a fox or a wolf, birds with spread or closed wings) incised on top of the decorated zone, just below the garland. The rest of the decoration is only based upon the vegetal kingdom. The composition is arranged into three wreaths of different types (especially acanthus leaves, the so-called “Seleucid”, with rounded edges), which spring from the central rosette and form a star. The surface of the leaves, whose contours are in relief, is decorated with vertical ribs and grooves (acanthus) or with half-circles resembling bird’s feathers. A splendid and rare detail - even for related silver cups - consists in the large acanthus leaves three-dimensional tip, completely detached from the container’s surface. Between the largest leaves, stems with circular flowers (rosettes), spirals and engraved small dots complement the decoration. Although these patterns can originally be found in the Near Eastern world, their arrangement and style are typically Greek. Besides the acanthus is the basic element of the so-called Corinthian architectural order, since it adorns the lower part of its capital. This shape (which also existed in gilded or mosaic glass) is similar to one of the most distinct classes of Hellenistic pottery, namely the so-called Megaran bowls: their decorative design has the same structure, with various vegetal motifs springing from a central rosette. This shape, especially attested to by silver examples, is of course very rarely made of metal; its pattern may be simply incised, in light relief, or, like here, in very high, almost modeled relief. The convention of decorating metal vessels with vegetal elements that are three-dimensionally modeled is documented during the Hellenistic period also for lower and wider cups (the phialai), whose central medallion is totally detached from the interior (examples on display in the Metropolitan Museum, New York). Furthermore, there are other container forms whose iconography is based essentially on rosettes and chalices of acanthus leaves and water lilies (cups, jugs, alabasters). Among the related silver cups still preserved, one should mention in particular the three examples of Civita Castellana (Naples, Museo Nazionale), which are thought to have been manufactured in Pergamon or by a Seleucid workshop (Syria), the bowls of Munich and Toledo, produced perhaps in Egypt (Fayoum) and the pieces of the Nihavend treasure (in present-day Iran). These bowls were drinking vessels, which were part of what Romans will later call the argentum potorium, that is to say the dinnerware used at the most important banquets. Similar bowls may probably have served to make libations. We know, by Latin authors (Pliny, Plutarch, Cicero, etc.), that there has been a real passion for silver tableware among the wealthy and noble Romans, especially from the late Republican period on. Actually, in the 2nd century B.C., after the first victories against cities from Greece and Asia Minor, and mostly following the donation of Attalus III, King of Pergamon (in 133, he bequeathed his kingdom to the Roman people), significant testimonies of Greek and Oriental toreutics - now almost totally lost, except for a few exceptions - were transported to Rome, where members of the wealthier families could acquire them at auctions organized on these occasions. The three aforementioned cups, which were primarily part of an important treasure discovered in Civita Castellana in the 19th century, arrived perhaps in Italy during the 2nd century B.C. as Asian war loot, or after the donation of Attalus III (the rest of the treasure has been dispersed and melted after its discovery). Bibliography On silver bowls with decoration in relief or incised, see: AHRENS D. in
I’m back from my Adirondack adventure – great week full of rocks, water and sky with lots of woods and wildlife thrown in. The weather was a bit temperamental – rained all but the first full day, especially evenings and mornings, with sprinkles throughout. There was some question as to whether it was only raining in the “bowl” containing Silver Lake, since once we moved on from there the skies cleared some. This is my first photo upon arrival after 12 hours driving 650 miles, taken about 8:30PM. No tripod – that was still buried in the car somewhere, and I didn’t want to miss the gorgeous light for a minute. Had to rush to get to the Adirondack “camp” before dark because the little driveway was hard to find, then 1.5 miles down this winding, twisting, up and down gravel path to the Adirondack style rental aptly called Latitude 44.5. This driveway prevented me from wondering the area after dark, but I got early starts each day. Silver Lake is a beautiful, crystal clear, natural body of water nestled in the High Peaks region of the Adirondack Mtns, New York. It is surrounded by Silver Lake Mountain, Douglas Mtn, and Alder Brook Mtn. The “camp” did not have a telephone, and cell service was not available. Enjoyed the wildlife, but did not get decent photos. Every night and morning we were treated to the eerie calls of the Loons. A mink with a fish appeared less than a foot from my foot to stare at me, but my camera was on the tripod so I just stayed still and enjoyed the moment.
silver footed bowl
Studio Silversmiths Laurie Large Footed Square Bowl
This unique look in footed bowls shows off Studio Silversmiths' fondness for fascinating design of its fine crystal pieces. This footed square bowl is a lovely serving piece that's pretty to behold even when the food is long gone! Imagine this fine crystal square bowl on your own table, or get one to present as a special gift. 00" square, 00" tall.
Studio Silversmiths craft all their fine crystal bowls to the highest quality standards, so your satisfaction is always ensured. Every Studio Silversmiths creation is a thoughtful gift for a variety of occasions.
Product ID: 62785
Studio Silversmiths offer a wide variety of fine giftware for every occasion, including fine crystal, stunning vases, hand painted frames, and silver serving pieces. No matter what you choose, it will be treasured for a lifetime to come.
Studio Silversmiths manufactures their products to the highest quality available and satisfaction is ensured. Studio Silversmiths products make a great gift for a variety of occasions.