3 sterling silver items, including Art Nouveau. 1st item: Watson Art Nouveau sterling silver oblong vegetable dish, lobed central interior with ornate pierced floral repousse border. Double walled construction and/or replated. Marked on underside with maker's mark W in wreath, Sterling, 2155. 2 3/4" H x 12" W x 9" D. 2nd item: Mauser Art Nouveau sterling silver round bowl with repousse strawberry and leaf decorated rim. Center monogrammed D. Marked on underside with maker's mark, STERLING 925/1000 and 870. 2 1/2" H x 9" dia. 3rd item: Gorham circular dish with lobed interior and floral scroll repousse border. Gorham old Lion-Anchor-G mark to side with A2328 2 M 5 markings. 2" H x 10" dia. 39.03 oz troy combined weight. Provenance: The Estate of Jane Dudley, Nashville, TN and Palm Beach, FL. Social icon Jane Dudley was the founder of one of the South's most prestigious charity events–the Swan Ball, benefiting Cheekwood. She traveled the world as the wife of U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, Guilford Dudley, with whom she shared a landmark Nashville estate, Northumberland, until his death in 2002. The age and monogram of these items suggest these pieces may have originally belonged to Guilford Dudley's parents, Guilford Dudley Sr. and Anne Dallas Dudley (1876-1955), a prominent activist in the Women's Suffrage movement. Anne Dallas Dudley founded the Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association and served until 1917, when she was elected third vice-president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. CONDITION: 1st item: Possibly replated; a couple of miniscule punctures to border, scattered small dents and scratches. 2nd item: Scratches and multiple small dents, including two small but deep dents to bowl sides. 3rd item: Scattered small dents up to 1/4" dia., some spots of persistent tarnish.
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