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Cigar box

Exhibitions: 
Object name: 
Cigar box
Date: 
1930
Medium: 
Silver
Description: 
This lavish box, an example of Tiffany & Co’s “Special Hand Work,” was presented to discerning cigar smoker Al Smith, the self-made New York politician who ascended from the Lower East Side to four terms as governor of the State of New York.
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society, Purchase
Object Number: 
2004.49
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Aeronautical trophy

Exhibitions: 
Relating Tags: 
Object name: 
Aeronautical trophy
Date: 
1907
Medium: 
Silver, wood
Description: 
In 1910, champion balloonist Alan R. Hawley (1869-1938) won this magnificent trophy, the Lahm Aeronautical Cup, for his record-breaking flight from St. Louis, Missouri to Chicoutimi County in Quebec. At a distance of 1,172.9 miles, the two-day flight was the longest balloon trip undertaken in United States history.
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society, Bequest of Alan R. Hawley
Object Number: 
1938.250a-c
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Pitcher

Exhibitions: 
Object name: 
Pitcher
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Silver
Description: 
An early retailer of luxury goods, Tiffany, Young & Ellis offered patrons a wide assortment of stylish table silver, including this Asian-inspired water pitcher. The firm began retailing silver made by others around 1847 and contracted its own silver manufacture starting in 1851.
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society, Presented in memory of Cruger Delafield Grosbeck Fowler by Mrs. Cruger D. G. Fowler and Family
Object Number: 
1983.7
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Ice cream dish

Exhibitions: 
Object name: 
Ice cream dish
Date: 
1877-1878
Medium: 
Silver
Description: 
Embodying the extravagant excess of the Gilded Age, this exotic ice cream dish was part of a 1,250-piece dinner service commissioned from Tiffany & Co. by “silver king” John W. Mackay (1831-1902) for his wife, Marie Louise Hungerford Mackay (1843-1928).
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Mr. John Mackay
Object Number: 
1980.14
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Tankard

Exhibitions: 
Relating Tags: 
Object name: 
Tankard
Date: 
1712
Medium: 
Silver
Description: 
This tankard was presented to Cornelia DePeyster (1690-1756) and Oliver Stephen Teller (1685-1729) for their wedding in 1712, and subsequently donated to the New-York Historical Society along with De Peyester’s wedding dress and ring.
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Mrs. Arthur T. Sutcliffe
Object Number: 
1952.109
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Coffeepot

Exhibitions: 
Relating Tags: 
Object name: 
Coffeepot
Date: 
1775-1776
Medium: 
Silver
Description: 
Originally purchased by New York’s Gouverneur Morris during his time in France as the United States minister, this late eighteenth-century coffeepot was sold to Robert R. Livingston, a fellow Francophile and a successor as minister to France.
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Mr. Goodhue Livingston
Object Number: 
1951.284
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Tankard

Exhibitions: 
Relating Tags: 
Object name: 
Tankard
Date: 
ca. 1793
Medium: 
Silver
Description: 
Owned by New York merchant Robert Lenox (1759-1839), this stately tankard is among the few tankards made after the Revolutionary War, and one of the only known Neoclassical New York examples extant.
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society, Bequest of Waldron Phoenix Belknap Jr.
Object Number: 
1950.256
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Charles Lewis Tiffany (1812-1902)

Exhibitions: 
Object name: 
Charles Lewis Tiffany (1812-1902)
Date: 
1840
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Description: 
Charles L. Tiffany founded the famous silver and jewelry firm Tiffany & Co. in 1837. The business began as a small stationery and gift shop, Tiffany and Young. This portrait depicts the young entrepreneur in 1840, before his firm became a major retailer of fine silver.
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Mrs. Comfort Tiffany Gilder
Object Number: 
1948.393
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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