Sugar bowl with lid
Silver, copper, ivory
Overall: 3 7/8 x 6 x 4 3/8 in. ( 9.8 x 15.2 x 11.1 cm ) Silver Weight with other materials: 10 oz (troy) 19 dwt (340
stamped: on base: "TIFFANY &Co/ 999 MAKERS 3658/ STERLING SILVER/ 925-1000/ m/ 2 1/2 GILLS" engraved: in front reserve: "F A H" in script
Cast and seamed silver sugar bowl with lid in the Islamic style; squat circular body flared in the center with a plain applied band; on a molded footring with a plain band around the edge and decorative engraving along the seam; cast, applied, flared shoulder with a plain, scalloped band around rim; flat lid raised to an onion dome in the center with a cylindrical ivory finial; two cast curved handles with decorative pendants at the top and bottom; handles attach to the rim with perpendicular cast, braided scrolls topped with squat silver urn finials; all over floral scroll engraving in an Islamic style with copper inlay; "F A H" engraved in the front reserve, in script; makers' marks on the base.
This sugar bowl, part of a complete coffee service, is an example of Tiffany & Co.'s Persian, or "Saracenic" designs, first developed by chief designer Edward C. Moore in the 1870s. The firm's Eastern-inspired silver earned it international recognition and prestigious prizes, including Grand Prix awards at the Paris Expositions of 1878 and 1889. Although this coffee set was actually produced more than twenty years after Moore's death, it closely adheres to early Saracenic designs Moore created decades earlier.
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