Tiffany & Co. 1860s Sterling Silver Basket Centerpiece Bowl
Tiffany & Co. sterling silver basket / centerpiece bowl in pattern number 1721 from the late 1860s with a beaded rim, a handle and base with applied leaves, and engraved vegetal and twirling motifs near the rim. It measures 10'' in height with the lifted handle (4 1/4'' without) by 11 1/3'' in length by 9'' in width, weighs 26 ozt, and bears hallmarks as shown.
Founded in 1837 by Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young in Brooklyn, Connecticut, as a "stationery and fancy goods emporium", with the help of Charles Tiffany's father who financed the store for only $1,000 with profits from a cotton mill, Tiffany & Co. became a highly regarded brand for jewelry, gemstones, and silver. In 1845, Tiffany was a pioneer when it launched the Blue Book, which at the time was the first mail-order catalogue to be distributed in the US. In 1878, Tiffany won the gold medal for jewelry and a grand prize for silverware at the Paris World Fair Exposition. Its exceptionally enduring legacy as a luxury brand is still vibrant to this day.
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