18 - 19 January 2001
A SILVER WATER PITCHER
Maker's mark of Tiffany & Co., New York, 1873-91
Globular, the body and handle repoussé and chased all over with dense flowers and foliage against a matted ground, with a stiff-leaf border, marked under base
7in. high; 26oz. 10dwt.
William Lawrence and Julia Fish Breese, thence by descent
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This lot and the preceding lot were wedding gifts to Julia Kean Fish, daughter of Secretary of State Hamilton Fish in May 1900, upon her marriage to William Lawrence Breese.
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