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    A GORHAM SILVER AND SILVER GILT FIGURAL CENTERPIECE RETAILED BY TIFFANY & CO.
    Gorham Manufacturing Co., Providence, Rhode Island, 1871
    Marks: (lion-anchor-G), STERLING, TIFFANY & CO., 166, D
    14-1/4 x 15-1/2 x 10-3/8 inches (36.2 x 39.4 x 26.4 cm)
    52.0 ounces

    The compote with gilt interior to round bowl, die-rolled band of foliate scrolls to canted rim, base of bowl and foot, handle to either side of rim mounted with a parrot with out stretched wings perched on a textured dome, bowl supported by a classically draped maiden standing on a half-dome atop knop, continuing to the stepped round foot; foot inscribed C.A. Taft. M.D. FROM Mrs. THOMAS CHURCH BROWNELL. AUGUST 17th 1870. Originally retailed by Tiffany & Co., New York, New York.




    Condition Report*: With some restoration, repair to wing of bird, scratching and fading to gilt interior, ripple denting to foot, expected surface scratching commensurate with age.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    5th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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