Antique Tiffany & Co Solid Sterling Silver Pepperette, c1900

Antique Tiffany & Co Solid Sterling Silver Pepperette, c1900

SKU: 0209

A fine quality antique solid sterling silver pepperette. Circular shaped body with beautiful foliate repousse decoration around the outside & raised on a pedestal base. Dome screw topped lid with pierced holes & gilded outside with is slightly rubbed. Fully hallmarked on the underside. Date letter "T" which indicates that it was made between 1891 & 1902. Lovely collectors item.

 

Date

1891 - 1902

 

Maker

Tiffany & Co

The firm was founded by Charles L. Tiffany in 1837 with John B. Young under the name Tiffany & Young.

In 1851 John C. Moore & Son entered into a special business relationship with Tiffany.

In 1868 the silverware factory of Moore became part of organisation with Edward C. Moore becoming one of the directors.

Throughout the remaining years of the 19th century, Tiffany’s won wide acclaim for the nature of its product and the wealth of its clientele.

Tiffany and Co. moved to its current location on New York 5th Ave. in 1940. The new building was immensely beautiful and was designed in the art deco style. Above the door is a statue of Atlas bearing the weight of the world. Instead of a globe being held above his head, he holds a clock. The architects of the building wanted to create an ominous affect that reminded Tiffany & Co.’s visitors of the rarity and preciousness of the treasures carried by the store. For that reason, all of the buildings doors were made to look like the doors of industrial bank vaults.

Today, Tiffany & Co. remains a leading maker of jewellery, china, crystal, silver, and glassware. Tiffany’s sterling pieces are some of the purest to be found in the world.

 

Weight

29.1 grams

 

Dimensions

Height 68mm

Diameter 28mm

 

Condition.

Excellent condition with no damage or dings or dents. Just slight rubbing through of the gilding on the top lid.

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