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    Sale 2259

    Important Objects of Vertu, English, Continental and American Silver

    22 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 65

    A PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND ENAMEL CAROUSEL

    MARK OF TIFFANY & CO., CIRCA 1990

    Price Realised  

    A PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND ENAMEL CAROUSEL
    MARK OF TIFFANY & CO., CIRCA 1990
    The moveable carousel on circular silver-gilt base, and set with enameled horses, giraffe, rabbit, zebra, tiger and camel, all surmounted by a vari-colored enamel tent with flags and canopy, with electrical musical mechanism, lacking cord, marked on base
    13 in. (33 cm.) diameter, 17in. (43.2 cm.) high; 365 oz. (11,378 gr.) gross weight


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    The carousel animals move up-and-down to the tune of the "Carousel Waltz." Another example of this carousel is illustrated in Gene Moore, My Time at Tiffany's, 1990, p. 201.

    Provenance

    with Tiffany & Co., Beverly Hills, 1990