Lot 194
  • 194

AMERICAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER JAPANESE-STYLE ICE BOWL, Tiffany & Co., the walruses probably modeled by Eugene J. Soligny, 1877

Estimate
35,000 - 45,000 USD
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Description

  • marked on base and numbered 4159-2460-98
  • Parcel-gilt Silver
  • diameter 11 1/8 in.
  • 28.2cm
with spot-hammered surface, the cross-shaped base with two cast walruses and ice floes, the pedestal foot with a gilt arabesque band with rosettes, the shallow bowl encircled by pine branches and pinecones, partially cast and applied, partially etched and gilt, the interior with removable rosette over hollow base

Provenance

Victor Niederhoffer Collection, sold
Sotheby's, New York,15 December 1998, Symbols of Excellence: The Victor Niederhoffer Collection of Trophy and Presentation Silver, lot 105, where the design for the walrus was reproduced

Literature

John Loring, Magnificent Tiffany Silver, 2001. p. 137
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