IMPORTANT TIFFANY & CO. STERLING SILVER CENTERPIECE BOWL
Designed in the Indian taste, with intricately adorned elephant head handles, festoons of flowers, and braided rope detail at base, USA, ca.1874; Marked "3640/3448"; 9 1/2" x 17", 62.9 ozt; Literature: John Loring, Magnificent Tiffany Silver, 2001, illus. p. 123; Provenance: Christie's, New York, 10 December 1998, lot 276, Lauren Stanley Gallery, 2000; Note: This bowl is listed in the Tiffany archives hollowware manufacturing legers as 3640 Bowl Ð Elephant Head Ð Handles. Tiffany's 1999 report notes the order number 3448 had a manufacturing date of September 11, 1874, a cost of $128 and used 64.8 oz. of silver. The ledgers list several versions of the Elephant head bowl. A centerpiece bowl with three feet formed as elephant heads, pattern 3641, was designed to go with this bowl.
Sale Price: $31,250
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Very good condition with light erasure to one cartouche (small traces of engraving still visible). Traces of parcel gilding to the borders.