Tiffany & Company (American, founded 1853). <em>Compote</em>, ca. 1875. Silver, 6 1/4 x 13 x 11 in. (15.9 x 33 x 27.9 cm). Lent by Mr. and Mrs. George W. Cherkis, L86.7.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, L86.7.1.jpg)


Artist:Tiffany & Company

Medium: Silver

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1875

Dimensions: 6 1/4 x 13 x 11 in. (15.9 x 33 x 27.9 cm)


Accession Number: L86.7.1

Image: L86.7.1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Square base with slightly convex sides has mill-stamped band of chevrons along edge; base rises to short support with double-ringed band below bowl of compote. Base unscrews at this point. Circular dishes bowl has squared rim with slightly convex sides edged with mill-stamped band of chevron design. On each side of compote edge is perched a cast, chased cockatoo with wings spread. On front and rear edge are cast, applied branches with leaves and flowers. Surface of compote has "butler's" finish.

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