New York, Park Avenue
15 - 16 January 1999
AN UNUSUAL SILVER AND MIXED-METAL THREE-PIECE TEA SERVICE**
Maker's mark of Tiffany & Co., New York, circa 1880
Comprising teapot, covered sugar bowl and cream jug; each tomato-form, the spot-hammered matte body applied with gold and copper Japanese beetles amid vines bearing tomatoes, the teapot handle with ivory insulators, the cream jug and sugar bowl handles formed realistically as twigs, the hinged covers with copper tomato vine finials, the cream jug and sugar bowl with gilt interiors, marked under bases 5176/9905
The teapot 9in. long; gross weight 28oz. 10dwt.
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This tea set is recorded in the Tiffany & Co. pattern books as "Tete a Tete Set (Tomato Shape)" and had a overall manufacturing cost of $42 and an additional hammering and mounting cost of $45.
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