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Tiffany & Co. (1837–present)
ca. 1893
Made in New York, New York, United States
Amboyna wood, silver, mother-of-pearl, and turquoise
10 5/8 x 11 1/4 x 6 7/8 in. (27 x 28.6 x 17.5 cm); 78 oz. 15 dwt. (2450 g)
Credit Line:
Gift of Jack Steinberg, in memory of Mrs. Regina Perlmutter Steinberg, 1973
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 706
This cup combines silver with exotic wood, turquoise, and mother-of-pearl to striking and original effect. Described in Tiffany’s records as a “love cup,” it was designed for display at the World’s Columbian Exposition. The shape references Viking objects, while the ornament draws on a variety of foreign and domestic design sources.
Inscription: [stamped on underside]: 6 1/2 PINTS
[lightly scratched on underside]: 48 / 90; 30

Marking: [on underside]: TIFFANY & C[O superscript over flourish and two dots] / 11184 MAKERS 3195 / STERLING SILVER / T / [Tiffany Globe mark for World's Columbian Exhibition] (incuse)
Jack Steinberg, Poughkeepsie, New York, until 1973.
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