Description

    AN 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.

    Condition Report*:

    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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    Auction Dates
    November, 2009
    10th Tuesday
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