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    AN AMERICAN SILVER AND MIXED METAL CREAM PITCHER
    Tiffany & Co., New York, New York, circa 1878
    Marks: TIFFANY & Co., 5118 MAKERS 148, STERLING-SILVER, -AND-, OTHER METALS, 214, ET
    6-3/4 inches high (17.1 cm)
    17 ounces (gross)

    PROVENANCE:
    The Earls of Rosebery, sold Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., Mentmore, Buckinghamshire, May 19, 1977, lot 606
    Charles H. Carpenter, Jr., sold Christie's, New York, January 21, 1994, lot 19
    The Graham and Jean Devoe Williford Charitable Trust

    LITERATURE:
    Charles H. Carpenter, Jr. with Mary Grace Carpenter, Tiffany Silver, New York, 1978, pgs. 195-197, 254, color plate IV
    Charles H. Carpenter, Jr. and Janet Zapata, The Silver of Tiffany & Co., 1850-1987, Boston, 1987

    EXHIBITED:
    Tiffany & Co. Display, Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1878 (by tradition)
    The Silver of Tiffany & Co., 1850-1987, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1987

    The shaped baluster form cream jug with overall hand hammered finish on frosted ground, with engraved, cast and applied silver and mixed metal leaf, vine, insect, dragonfly, butterfly and mokume butterfly decoration. Bearing French import marks.

    Designed by Edward C. Moore, the original working drawing for the hammering and mounting design of this large cream pitcher is preserved in the Tiffany archives (illustrated in Tiffany Silver, op. cit., page 268).


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