3069
3069
An American Silver, Mixed Metals And Mokume Japanese Style Coat Clasp, Tiffany & Co., New York, dated 1876
Estimate
1,5002,500
LOT SOLD. 25,000 USD
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3069
An American Silver, Mixed Metals And Mokume Japanese Style Coat Clasp, Tiffany & Co., New York, dated 1876
Estimate
1,5002,500
LOT SOLD. 25,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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New York

An American Silver, Mixed Metals And Mokume Japanese Style Coat Clasp, Tiffany & Co., New York, dated 1876
formed as two rounded rectangluar mokume plates with Japanese gold borders, the left plate applied with a copper maple branch with Japanese gold leaves and silver berries and the date 1876 in silver, the eye with a copper and Japanese gold extension chain applied with silver rosettes, the right plate with hook end, applied with copper holly branch with Japanese gold leaves and berries and XMAS in silver, with matching chain terminating in copper tag applied in silver with the name "AD WEEKES", the reverse of the tag engraved "40 E. 20ST NY", the reverse of the plates engraved with stylized clouds and scrolls
marked on back of left plate and numbered 4584-4068
length overall 6 3/4 in.
17.1cm
3oz 14dwt
115g
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Catalogue Note

The "A. D. Weekes" on this clasp is probably Alice Delano Weekes (1858-1949), daughter of John Abeel Weekes and Alice Hathaway Delano.  She was a 9th generation descendant of Francis Weekes, who settled in Oyster Bay, Long Island in 1660.  She wrote Life in an Oyster Bay farmhouse before the Revolutionary War (1918), an account of the Colonial Dames of the State of New York (1928), and contributed to the Roosevelt Bird Sanctuary Anthology (1932).  She was also a member of the elite women's literary society "Causeries de Lundi", hosting its jubilee in 1930 in her drawing rooms at 10 Washington Square North.

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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New York