19 May 2005
A FINE SILVER AND MIXED-METAL LOVE-CUP
MARK OF TIFFANY & CO., NEW YORK, CIRCA 1881
Cylindrical with a hammered surface, the body applied with copper and gold tadpoles amid swirling pond-water, with a scalloped border, marked under base
8½ in. high; 42 oz. 10 dwt.
James Dickinson Smith (1829-1909), Commodore of the New York Yacht Club,
thence by descent to the present owner
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This two-handled cup was most likely a yachting trophy won by James D. Smith. For more information, please see lot 40.
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