Artist:Tiffany & Company
Medium: Silver and other metals
Dimensions: 5 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 5 in. (14.6 x 19.1 x 12.7 cm)
Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Accession Number: 86.242.1
Catalogue Description: 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.