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    Sale 2091

    Important American Silver

    17 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 73

    A MONUMENTAL PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND MIXED-METAL VASE

    DESIGN ATTRIBUTED TO CHARLES OSBORNE, MARK OF TIFFANY & CO., NEW YORK, CIRCA 1880

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    A MONUMENTAL PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND MIXED-METAL VASE
    DESIGN ATTRIBUTED TO CHARLES OSBORNE, MARK OF TIFFANY & CO., NEW YORK, CIRCA 1880
    Shaped-cylindrical, with twisted neck, the foot applied with a copper bug, the body with hammered surface, the lower body engraved with parcel-gilt lozenge leaf band, the elongated neck applied with a parcel-gilt dandelion and a copper beetle with gold stripes, the shoulder with pierced geometric border and undulating everted rim, marked under base, also marked 5586/912
    17 in. high; 61 oz. gross weight


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    John Loring attributes this vase to Charles Osborne based on the characteristic spiralling movement, both in the very creative twisting of the neck of the vase, and in the sweep of the chrysanthemum. Osborne's floral elements are generally vigorously modeled.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PERSONAL COLLECTION OF AMERICAN AESTHETIC MOVEMENT SILVER


    Literature

    John Loring, Magnificent Tiffany Silver, 2001, illus. p. 166.