Large 19th C. Normandy Hotel, Deauville, France Serving Bowl, Halphen Silversmiths
Beautiful, large late 19th century silver plated serving bowl from the Normandy Hotel in Deauville, France. The Normandy opened in 1912 following the opening of the nearby Casino of Deauville. Both were opened by Eugène Cornuché, the former owner of Maxim's restaurant in Paris.
The bowl was manufactured by French silversmith, Halphen. It has a gleaming mirror-like patina with the hotel's name across the front. It measures 10-3/4" wide from handle to handle and stands 5" tall. The opening diameter is 7-7/8".
Beautiful condition with very little wear. Some scratches on the interior.
A perfect size to use as a fruit bowl or large serving bowl. Image attached of the lovely old hotel (not included with piece.)
A truly elegant serving piece!