Cartier Alfredo Sciarrotta Sterling Silver Triple Leaf Dish
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Superb sterling silver bowl in the form of three bound leaves by acclaimed silversmith Alfredo Sciarrotta. The triple leaf dish is much less common than the individual leaf dishes. The designers work is instantly recognizable from the quality of workmanship, the heaviness of the material, and of course the naturalistic shapes accented with delicately curling edges and engraved veining. The dish is raised on three dome feet. Sciarrotta was smuggled out of Italy into the US during World War II to work on submarine technology. Afterwards he settled in Newport, RI and created a small line of hand-made sterling silver hollowware. These were retailed in his own shop and eventually by a few select stores including Shreve Crump & Low, Gorham, and Bailey Banks and Biddle. This is the only example weve seen with Cartiers retailer mark. Cartier generally does not allow its designers to sign their work, and in keeping with this policy, the only mark besides the Cartier name is an S for Sciarrotta. The pattern number is 9. Sciarrottas designs are in several museum collections including the Smithsonian. Origin: America, ca. 1955. Condition: excellent, no dings or monograms. Size: 8 diameter; 2-9/16 tall. Weight: 236.0 grams.
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- Ca. 1955
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