17 January 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 103,000
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.
PROPERTY FROM A PERSONAL COLLECTION OF AMERICAN AESTHETIC MOVEMENT SILVER
John Loring, Magnificent Tiffany Silver, 2001, illus. p. 166.