Offered for your consideration this Vintage Sterling Silver Vegetable Bowl , bearing the proper makers mark, with fine floral bands. *** Total Gram Weight: 139.9 grams Measurements: 8 X 1.80 ************** The Alvin Silver Manufacturing Company was founded during the latter part of the 19th century. Their original headquarters in 1886 was located in New Jersey. Historical records reference multiple names for this manufacturer, including The Alvin Silver Manufacturing Company, The Alvin Mfg Co., Alvin Silver Co., and The Alvin Corporation. Alvin was known for manufacturing not only its fine sterling silver flatware, but also for its hollowware and toiletware. In 1895 The Alvin Silver Manufacturing Company relocated from New Jersey to Sag Harbor, New York where it began manufacturing popular silverware based on historical patterns. Alvin's profitable Colonial reproductions brought it in direct competition with the prominent Gorham Company of Providence, Rhode Island. Gorham prudently negotiated the purchase of Alvin's dies in 1928. Alvin now functions as a division of Gorham which still produces some of the early Alvin patterns.