16 - 17 January 2003
A PARCEL-GILT SILVER CENTERPIECE BOWL
Mark of Tiffany & Co., New York, 1875-91
Circular on a removable pedestal foot, the foot and sides repoussé and chased with flowers and ferns against a matted ground, with two leaf-clad bracket handles, the interior gilt with matte finish, marked under base
16in. wide over handles, 5 7/8in. high; 46oz.
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