9 October 2002
A SILVER COMPOTE
Mark of Tiffany & Co., New York, circa 1865
Circular on pedestal foot, the foot and rim with repeating egg and dart border, marked underside of foot.
11in. (27.7cm.) diameter; 31oz.
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