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    AN AMERICAN SILVER AND SILVER GILT BOTTLE HOLDER
    Tiffany & Co., New York, New York, 1881
    Marks: TIFFANY & CO., 6381 MAKERS 9628, STERLING-SILVER, 925-1000, M, 1214
    85 x 11-1/8 x 6-1/8 inches (215.9 x 28.3 x 15.6 cm)
    38.46 troy ounces

    PROVENANCE:
    Christie's New York, sold June 17, 1997, lot 33
    The Jean and Graham Devoe Williford Charitable Trust

    The double bottle holder with shaped rectangular base with rolled undulating rim, central bridge with two stopper holders, supporting two circular hoops and flaring pierced stem with trefoil handle, raised on four cast and chased scrolled elephant trunk feet; overall hand hammered finish, cast and applied gilt leaves and insects, engraved stylized leaf decoration to hoops and scrolled interlaced gilt vines within pierced stem.


    Condition Report*:

    in overall very good to excellent condition, minor surface scratching and losses to gilding

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    November, 2009
    10th Tuesday
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