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    Sale 2259

    Important Objects of Vertu, English, Continental and American Silver

    22 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 63

    A GROUP OF FOUR SILVER AND ENAMEL CIRCUS ELEPHANTS

    MARK OF TIFFANY & CO., CIRCA 1990

    Price Realised  

    A GROUP OF FOUR SILVER AND ENAMEL CIRCUS ELEPHANTS
    MARK OF TIFFANY & CO., CIRCA 1990
    Comprising a group of four caparisoned circus elephants, one holding a woman in his trunk, one supporting a standing woman with parasol, one standing with dragon cape with elephant trainer, and one kneeling, each marked under base, some also marked made in Italy, the standing woman apparently unmarked
    The largest elephant 6¾ in. (17.1 cm.) long; 106 oz. 10 dwt. (3326 gr.) gross weight (5)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    AMERICAN SILVER AND GOLD: LOTS 63-99

    Tiffany's silver and enamel miniature circus -- featuring a musical carousel, ferris wheel and myriad animals, clowns and acrobats -- was the creation of Gene Moore, the firm's legendary window designer who created some of the most memorable displays for New York City's Fifth Avenue store.