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Details & Cataloguing

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American silver and mixed-metal figural dish, Tiffany & Co., New York, circa 1875
on three square feet headed by scrolling foliage, the border with bands of beading, flowerheads, and egg-and-dart, the center chased with a female figure eating dark grapes off the vine with copper leaves all on etched ground
marked on base and numbered 1989-4458
diameter 11 in.
28 cm
25 oz 5 dwt
790 g
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Catalogue Note

This plate captures Tiffany & Co. at a transitional moment. The border and feet are in the classical tradition of the mid-19th century, but the use of mixed-metals anticipates their shift to the Japanese-style after the Centennial in 1876. A similar plate by Tiffany & Co. has an allegorical female figure representing Night within a damascened iron border that was designed by Eugene J. Soligny for the 1878 Paris Exposition. It is illustrated in John Loring, Magnificent Tiffany Silver, p. 132, and was sold Sotheby's New York, January, 20, 2017, lot 3077 from the Iris Schwartz Collection.

Important Americana

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New York