Monday, September 26, 2011

A Tiffany Seahorse Special Order Flask

This stunning special order sterling silver flask retailed by Tiffany & Co., c. 1893, was sold on September 21 at Bonhams in New York for a hammer price of $4,000, or $5,000 with the buyer's premium. The seahorse design is splendid, and tarnish adds boldness and contrast to the contour. To collectors today, special order items are among the most desirable objects produced by Tiffany & Co.

Lot No: 8041
Property from a Florida private collection
An American sterling silver special order flask, Manufactured and retailed by Tiffany & Co., New York, circa 1893
Hammered surface with applied and chased seahorse opposed by acid-etched seaweed monogram WS(?)/Xmas/1893, approximately 6 oz troy.
length 5 7/8in (15cm)

Sold for US$5,000 inclusive of Buyer's Premium 

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