• Important American Furniture,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2287

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver & Chinese Export

    21 - 25 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 36

    A SILVER CENTERPIECE BOWL

    MARK OF TIFFANY & CO., NEW YORK, 1881-1891

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    A SILVER CENTERPIECE BOWL
    MARK OF TIFFANY & CO., NEW YORK, 1881-1891
    Shaped circular, on four tab feet, the body chased with mermen, coral and marine creatures, the undulating border with seaweed, with gilt interior, marked under base, also marked 6490/3616 and 1975
    11¾ in. diameter; 59 oz.


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    The present example exhibits the stylized marine imagery employed by Tiffany for the Goelet Cup yachting trophies of the late 19th century. One example is in the collection of the New York Yacht Club, dated 1886, and illustrated in Charles H. Carpenter, Jr., Tiffany Silver, 1997, p. 151, fig. 241. Another, dated 1894, sold Christie's, New York, 20-21 January 2005, lot 75.