Shiebler made for Tiffany Sterling Shoe Horn
This c. 1900 5" long, 1.3+ T. oz., solid sterling silver shoe horn has a double provenance. It was made by the highly regarded silver and jewelry manufacturer, George Shiebler, and retailed by Tiffany & Co. whose name needs no footnote. Markings for both firms, plus the word Sterling and the number 5838 are stamped on the reverse. Characteristic of Shiebler, the design is imaginative and individualistic. It is a series of entwined scrolls and ringlets suggestive of a woven fabric or conversely, evocative of a flame. Shiebler was not two-dimensional in any way, and as simple as this design is in its elements, it is nonetheless complex in its entirety. The blade has a script "BBM" monogram. The piece is in very good condition. The blade has been lightly buffed to remove surface scratches and remedy a bit of scuffing at the tip.