“The Floradora” Toilet Articles in Sterling Silver by Daniel Low & Co.

Daniel Low - Art Nouveau Floradora pattern

Tucked inside the book, I found a page torn from an old catalogue. The company is Daniel Low & Co., Gold and Silver Smiths, of Salem, Massachusetts.

On both sides of the page are sterling silver toilet items. The front of the page (numbered 0-27) begins with a rather lengthy description of the company’s “Toilet Articles in Sterling Silver”:

We have always devoted especial attention to sterling silver toilet wares and our sales in this department are very large.

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Plate #1: Bastide and Wicker – Objects d’Art in Silver

The first plate features a variety of items (vase, cups, saucer, etc.) and is captioned,
BASTIDE et WICKER – Objects d’Art en Argent.
(Bastide and Wicker – Silver Objects of Art.)

Jean Bastide and Bernard Wicker - Silver Art Nouveau Objects

An internet search turned up the names Jean Bastide and Bernard Wicker, who were goldsmiths and silversmiths, but I could find no other information. What is certain, however, is that their creations were exquisite.… [Read the rest...]