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Vase

Maker:
Tiffany & Co. (1837–present)
Date:
1869
Geography:
Made in New York, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Silver, silver-gilt, and glass or stone
Dimensions:
Overall: 15 1/2 x 8 3/4 x 5 13/16 in. (39.4 x 22.2 x 14.8 cm); 79 oz. 1 dwt. (2459.6 g) Foot: Diam. 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm)
Classification:
Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Thomas Nast, 1907
Accession Number:
07.273.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774
Inscription: [engraved on body]: THIRTY SIX MEMBERS / OF THE / Union League Club [shaded gothic] / UNITE IN PRESENTING THIS VASE [gothic] / TO [shaded roman] / THOMAS NAST [shaded gothic] [all but first letters are small caps] / AS A TOKEN OF THEIR ADMIRATION / of his genius and of his ardent devotion [gothic] / of that genius to the preservation of his [gothic] / country from the schemes of rebellion [gothic] / APRIL 1869. ["PRIL" are small caps]

Marking: [on flat removable disk on underside]: TIFFANY & CO. [in curved rectangle] / QUALITY / 925-1000 [in rectangle]; M [gothic] [in oval]; 550 BROADWAY [in curved rectangle]; 2179 [incuse]; 3824 [incuse]
Mrs. Thomas Nast, Morristown, New Jersey, until 1907.
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