New York, East
24 June 1999
AN AMERICAN RHODIUM-PLATED SILVER ASPARAGUS DISH
Maker's mark of Tiffany & Co., 1891-1902, numbers obscured by rhodium plating
Wave edge pattern, rounded rectangular, (lacking liner), with flaring and molded broad border, the border with panels of wavy fluted "onion" lobes, with acanthus band below, with two handles, all on four openwork vine bracket supports--14in. (37.4cm.) long, 39oz.
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Rhodium is a metallic element of the platinum family. It is a dense, strong metal which is non-corrosive, retains a bright finish and does not scratch easily.
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