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Creamer

Maker:
Tiffany & Co. (1837–present)
Date:
ca. 1888
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Silver, silver-gilt and enamel
Dimensions:
2 7/8 x 5 3/8 x 3 1/8 in. (7.3 x 13.7 x 7.9 cm); 8 oz. 18 dwt. (276.3 g)
Classification:
Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of a Friend of the Museum, 1897
Accession Number:
97.1.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 706
An 1898 article in The Jewelers’ Circular lauds this service as “one of the most artistic silver sets ever produced by the hands of an American silversmith.” Tiffany factory records describe it as a “tête-à-tête” and as “Persian.” Near Eastern and Asian sources clearly inspired both the forms and the ornament, which is executed in sophisticated, subtly shaded enamels.
Inscription: [etched on underside in ornate foliate script]: CAA / 1897

Marking: [on underside]: TIFFANY & C[superscript "O" over _] / 8473 M 8147 / STERLING-SILVER
Private Collection, until 1897.
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