An American Parcel-Gilt Silver "Saracenic" Coffee Pot And Matching Sugar Bowl, Tiffany & Co., New York, 1895
3,000 - 5,000 USD
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- marked on bases, coffee pot numbered 8052-4551, sugar bowl 11025-2744
- Silver, Ivorine (Plastic)
the coffee pot of slender oval pear form, the hemispherical sugar bowl with wavy rim and openwork foliate scroll handles, all etched with Moorish style gilt strapwork, the bases engraved "Florence Pullman", gilt interior
Sold, Sotheby's, New York, 26-27 June 1991, lot 68
Florence Pullman (1868-1937) was the favorite child of "Sleeping Car King" George Pullman. She often accompanied her father on business trips and served as an advisor to him. The Hotel Florence in Pullman's company town was named for her. In 1896 she married Frank Lowden, later Governor of Illinois 1917-1921.
The form of this Saracenic coffee pot was designed by Edward C. Moore in 1886, and an enameled version was shown at the 1889 Paris Exposition (see John Loring, Magnificent Tiffany Silver, pp. 72-73, including Moore's design).