Early 20th century late Meiji era, Japanese; art nouveau; circular sterling silver dishes with a raised iris and leaf pattern; footed. Finesse marks to underside. Approx. of one, h. 0.875", d. 4"; total approx. weight of 3.99 ozt. Provenance: From the Estate of Mrs. Sally Connally Hardie, Atlanta, Georgia. Connolly was a charity campaigner and philanthropist, Councilwoman for the National Trust for Scotland from 1978-1995 (the last ten years serving on the Executive board), and member of the Court of St. Andrews University from 1987-1995. A native Atlantan, Connolly's great-great-grandfather David Connally was one of the first settlers to obtain land in the city and her great-grandfather Joseph E. Brown was the governor of Georgia during the American Civil War.
One bowl flattened at the foot; scattered dents.