The markings tell much of the story of the history of the company. They are "Tiffany & Co., Gold & Silversmiths, 550 Broadway," this last mark commonly referred to as the "Union Square location."
This cluster of identifiers is flanked by an Old English "M" on either side, the model number "262" and order number "1334" in the center...
This appears on the banding on the upper inner rim and edge of the pedestal base of this 8" top diameter, 4" across the bottom, 5 1/4" tall, 14.9 T. oz., footed bowl, aka tazza or compotier.
The entire piece is characterized by elegant, clean lines, and bright, mirror-like surfaces...
Offered as a three piece set, this is the pot. It stands 6" tall to the top of the finial, has a main body that is 4" at the widest, 5" to the end of the spout, and has a sterling and ebonized wood handle that extends 4 1/4" at a slight upward cant from the body. It weighs 14.1 T...
Standing on a footed base that is 3" in diameter, it measures 4 3/4" high to the rim and 5 1/8" to the top of the handles, is 4" across rim to rim, has a maximum span of 7 1/4" handle to handle, and weighs a heavy 14.8 T...
Not surprisingly, the two dominant names in 19th century silver, Gorham and Tiffany, generated the greatest variety of pieces in this medium.
This example was made by Gorham in 1881, as indicated by the date letter imprinted on the backside...
Price for the pair.
Made by Tiffany, they are hollowware accompaniments to the company's 1872 "Persian" flatware line. The Moorish pattern is replicated on the two handles of the bowl and the single handle of the creamer, with a modification of the design appearing on the banding that encircles both the top and bottom of each piece...
It remained required for less than a century, but continued in limited use subsequent to the reversion to sterling in 1720, enjoying a revival in the late Victorian era.
This muffineer, aka sugar shaker or caster, traces to that period, having an Old English "a" date letter for 1896-97...
It dates circa 1870 and was made by John Wendt whose "925/1000 in a shield" emblem is stamped on the underside, encircled by the name of the retailer, "Ball Black & Co" "New York."
It stands on four very slender, hoof foot, stag legs that are joined to bands that run vertically to the top of the body...
The handled cup measures 3" high, has a top diameter of 2 5/8", a maximum span of 3 3/4" to the end of the handle, and a 2 3/16" wide underside. It weighs 4.2 T. oz. There is a script "DMC" monogram on the sidewall.
Made by Gorham about 1900, it combines two styles.
First, it falls within the Art Nouveau mode popular during the period...
Such is represented in this 7" diameter, 1 1/8" high, very heavy at 11.4 T...
It has a 1 1/8" wide, rimmed border that is divided into fourteen panels. Each of these is acid etched in a scene that portrays a different children's rhyme.
These include (see image two for detail):
Jack the Giant Killer
The Merry Hunter
The Wolf and the Lamb
Tom the Piper's Son ...
English "Georgian" in style, it has a bulbous body with a tall, fitted sleeve, tiered lid surmounted by an urn shaped finial.
The lid has a series of swirled, patterned piercings offset by fine engraved bands.
The underside is stamped "Norman of London" over "New York," "Sterling," and with the number "10N."
It appears to be a pen tray, and is indeed very similar to the item alongside it identified as that, but late Victorian sensibilities provided for separate items for each functional need of the time.
It is particularly handsome and intricately detailed. The motif appears to be taken from English court style, ...
Priced as a pair.
The pitcher is 3 3/8" tall, 3" across to the handle tip, has a 1 1/2" rimmed base, and weighs 3.0 T. oz.
The design is a study ...
Price for the pair as a set.
They sit on rimmed bases 1 3/4" in diameter, and have bulbous lower bodies with tapered sides.
The caps are bell-shaped with ball finials, and have sleeve fittings.
The bases have chased bands on the lower and upper margins that match Gorham's 1885...
Essentially decorative rather than utilitarian, it was likely meant to be gazed upon, like a plaque, or at best put into light service.
The entire piece is a representation of an iris blossom. The design is no less than ebullient, with the petals o...
It is stamped on the bottom with the words "Sterling" and "Hand Made," along with a "lion."
Plain walled, it has a flat bottom, gadroon top rim, and a gold wash interior finish.
There is a fitted and hinged lid that has a natural or composite pineapple finial with cast silver leaves and knob top.
It is in excellent condition. The body is free of...
It is a charming period piece inscribed "Marion" over "1880."
This is engraved with two scenes, one of which is particularly appropriate to the name. One portrays a girl with a bonnet on the ground beside her; she is petting a lamb, evocative of the children's rhyme, "Mary Had a Little Lamb...