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    Sale 2132

    Important American Silver

    23 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 80

    A PAIR OF SILVER AND MIXED-METAL PEPPER CASTERS, SALT CELLARS AND SPOONS

    MARK OF WHITING MFG. CO., NEW YORK, CIRCA 1880

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    A PAIR OF SILVER AND MIXED-METAL PEPPER CASTERS, SALT CELLARS AND SPOONS
    MARK OF WHITING MFG. CO., NEW YORK, CIRCA 1880
    The pepper casters baluster form, the salt cellars cauldron form, each with hammered surface, one caster applied with copper crab and silver octopus with copper eyes, the other caster with silver crab and octopus, the cellars applied with a moon and owl and Japanese mask, the spoons applied with floral branch, the interior of cellars gilt, each marked under base, also with French import marks, the spoons marked on reverse
    The casters 4¼ in. high; 9 oz. 10 dwt. gross weight (6)


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    A silver and mixed-metal snuff box by Tiffany & Co., circa 1880, applied with an octopus of this design, sold in these Rooms, 17 January 2008, lot 72.