An Aesthetic Movement Silver Plate Calling Card Stand
AN AESTHETIC MOVEMENT SILVER PLATE CALLING CARD STAND BY DERBY SILVER COMPANY (American, circa 1880). The bracketed base is decorated with Japonesque motifs supporting upright naturalistic oak branches, with a perched butterfly and a pair of owls at the top. A fan-shaped tray platform joined to branches flares out to hold cards and is decorated with an incised bamboo shoot, lily-of-the valley stem, sheet music score and daisies on a stamped ground. It is inscribed: "Should Owl'd [sic] Acquaintance be Forgot" and engraved "Nettie 1881".
7" x 8 1/2" x 7"
Gift of Mrs. Janice Wiseman.
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