A FINE SILVER JEWELRY BOX
THE PROPERTY OF A FLORIDA ESTATE
A FINE SILVER JEWELRY BOX

MARK OF TIFFANY & CO., NEW YORK, CIRCA 1939

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A FINE SILVER JEWELRY BOX
Mark of Tiffany & Co., New York, circa 1939
Rectangular, the sides and cover set with a central plaque of pierced stylized foliage against a metal ground, the hinged handles with stylized foliage, the cover opening to reveal a leather and velvet-lined interior with removable tray, marked under base, with key
13¼in. long over handles; 186oz. gross weight

Lot Essay

This jewel casket was designed by Arthur L. Barney for the 1939 World's Fair in New York and was exhibited in Tiffany's display in the House of Jewels. Barney is best known for his Art Deco designs of the 1930s, including the Century Pattern flatware of 1937, but Tiffany sold very little silver during the Depression, and surviving objects by Barney are therefore rare. (See John Loring, Magnificent Tiffany Silver, 2001, pp. 240-45.)

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