15 Dinner Plates Sterling Very Rare 346 Ounces Museum Pieces By:john O'bellis

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Seller: carolantiq10 (276) 100%, Location: Beverly Hills, California, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 121473981537 Up for the auction today we are proud to offer a very rare set Art and Craft of 15 sterling silver dinner plates in by one of the most famous American silversmith and jeweler :John O'Bellis.The set has art and craft work-manship with hand-hammered work with trefoils.Also with an applied "M" and key cipher.This important set is very heavy with fine details.Each plates weighs approx:25.915 troy ounces or:734 grams each.The total weight is about:345.75 troy ounces .The diameter of each plates measures:10 5/8".The 15 sterling silver are in very good condition and very well kept for its age(1893-1906).O n the bottom the stamps reads:JOHN O'BELLIS-STERLING.The plates are decorated in 14 century pattern ,rimmed with an applied,hammered band .John Owen Bellis was a notable California silversmith and jeweler. According to Pansylea Howard Willburn's interesting article in the Jan/Feb 2007 issue of Silver Magazine, Bellis was born in 1872 in England near Liverpool, and trained as a jeweler. At the age of 21 Bellis emigrated to San Francisco, where after a short stint as an independent jeweler, was hired by Shreve & Co. to work as a silversmith. After the 1906 earthquake, Bellis struck out on his own.Bellis is probably best known as a holloware maker. His work is often heavily hammered, and commonly incorporates elements of the then-popular Shreve "Fourteenth Century" style, with medieval crosses, and plentiful strapwork and rivets. According to Edgar W. Morse in Silver in the Golden State, Bellis spun most of his holloware and then hammered it and applied details. His some pieces are in museums including one bowl as same design and pattern very similar to these plates. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST ANTIQUE SHOPS IN LOS ANGELES BY AMERICA ONLINE!YOU MAY reach us through ebay messages OR YOU CAN VISIT OUR NEW LOCATION.FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF FINE ANTIQUES, TAKE A LOOK AT MY OTHER AUCTIONS. HAPPY BIDDING!!CLICK HERE TO VISIT MY OTHER EBAY LISTINGS FOR MANY FINE PIECES!UPON YOUR REQUEST, WE DO APPRAISALS . Condition: ALL THE STERLING PLATES ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND RARELT BEEN USED., Composition: Sterling Silver, Maker: JOHN O'BELLIS, Age: 1895-1906, Type: DINNER PLATES, 15 STERLING PLATES;O'BELLIS: JOHN O'BELLIS 15 STERLING PLATES RARE BY;O'BELLIS

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