DescriptionAN AMERICAN SILVER AND SILVER GILT COVERED BUTTER DISH
Tiffany & Co., New York, New York, circa 1879
Marks: TIFFANY & CO., STERLING-SILVER, 5889 M 8189, 961, ET
5-5/8 x 7 inches diameter (14.3 x 17.8 cm)
24.15 troy ounces
The round hand hammered covered butter dish on four stylized frog feet, bowl with a flared scalloped rim ending in a lap-over-edge supporting stepped bell shape lid with applied beetles and silver gilt maple leaf and seed pod, silver gilt pod finial rising from incised tendrils. Bearing French import marks.
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000.
overall very good condition with minor rubbing to gilding, particularly along the ribs of the gilt pod finial; lacking original glass liner
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