Towle Pair of Sterling Silver Centerpiece Fruit Bowls
Towle pair of sterling silver centerpiece fruit bowls, beautifully adorned with floral and animals motifs in cartouches and among garlands and friezes. They measure 11'' in diameter by 3 3/8'' in height, weigh 35.2 troy ounces in total, and bear hallmarks as shown.
Towle Silversmiths is an American silver manufacturer originally founded in 1857 as Towle & Jones by Anthony Francis Towle and William P. Jones– two apprentices to the Moulton family of silversmiths. Over the years, Towle has created numerous sterling silver flatware patterns in the United States: including the "Marie Louise" in 1939 which became the official sterling silver pattern for U.S. embassies worldwide, "Old Master" in 1942, now considered by some to be the company’s flagship pattern, and the "Contour" in 1950 (designed by Robert J. King, patented by John Van Koert) which was the first American sterling pattern to manifest post-World War II organic modernist design and the only production-line American flatware included in the Museum of Modern Art's Good Design exhibitions.
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