Tiffany & Co. Pair of Antique Sterling Silver Mixed Metal Salts, New York City, c. 1880
These salts are lovely small examples of Tiffany sterling and other metals. Three applied legs splay outwards and raise the bulbous round bodies.
Undulating rims are applied with a thick band conform to the shaped edge. One sees above an applied vine hanging over the edge with a single strawberry executed in patinated copper.
Another scene has a vine with two tomatoes (?); one executed in patinated copper and the smaller one in brass. A beetle, on another side, is applied and executed in copper. The salts are similar but vary slightly due to them being hand-made.
These lovely salts are marked underneath 'TIFFANY & Co/ 5436/ M/ 471/ STERLING-SILVER/ AND/ OTHER-METALS/ 632'. They measure just shy of 3 inches in diameter by just over 1.5 inches high, weigh a combined 7.75 troy ounces and are in excellent antique condition. They are engraved later underneath in a block style 'EC'.
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