Sugar Bowl With Cover
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Silver and other metals
5 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 5 in. (14.6 x 19.1 x 12.7 cm) (show scale)
"TIFFANY & Co 4872 MAKERS 5701 / STERLING-SILVER / -AND- / OTHER METALS / 138 / M"
Scratch Marks on bottom: "19/IV-; 1050 466; 8404"
On rim of bowl and lid: "ET in small stamp (French import marks)"
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Lewis
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Tiffany & Company (American, founded 1853). Sugar Bowl With Cover, ca. 1878. Silver and other metals, 5 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 5 in. (14.6 x 19.1 x 12.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Lewis, 86.242.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.242.1_bw.jpg)
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Sugar bowl and cover. Squat spherical form rises from simple foot rim to short neck; two up-turning D-shaped handles, each with flaring mid rib; domed lid terminates in copper eggplant finial. Surface of bowl and lid is hand-hammered; both lid and bowl wrapped with applied silver vines and leaves with copper; bowl wrapped with applied silver vines and leaves with copper and "marbleized" metal eggplants and gold blossoms. Scattered on surface of bowl are: "marbleized" butterfly, silver bug, silver leaping frog (on a leaf); on lid: silver and copper butterfly, silver and copper dragonfly. Around applied ornament are areas of pitting (in imitation of rough-cast bronze?). Gilt interiors.
CONDITION: Minor wear, but excellent.
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