• 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 28

    A SILVER-MOUNTED COLORED GLASS FLASK FROM THE COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION

    MARK OF TIFFANY & CO., NEW YORK, CIRCA 1893

    Price Realised  

    A SILVER-MOUNTED COLORED GLASS FLASK FROM THE COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION
    MARK OF TIFFANY & CO., NEW YORK, CIRCA 1893
    The ruby stained flask of compressed globular form, cut with stylized flowerheads and scrollwork, the stopper with silver knop etched with wheat, marked under base 11191 4063 and with Columbian Exposition mark
    8¼ in. high


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    Several decanters were displayed by Tiffany & Co. at the 1893 Exposition. Tiffany's catalogue includes a decanter closely related to the present lot, described as a flask of "red glass, rock-crystal cutting, silver mounting, enamel flowers, and etched and enamel stopper." See John Blades and John Loring, Tiffany at the World's Columbian Exposition, 2006, pp. 132-33.

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