Tiffany & Co. 1907 Sterling Silver Compote Tazza Centerpiece Dish in Palm Pattern
Tiffany & Co. sterling silver compote tazza or centerpiece stand in Palm pattern number 16976 from 1907 with ornate top and base both finely reticulated with intricate cut-out design. The top has a scalloped stylized shell design rim. It measures 12 1/2'' in diameter by 5 1/2'' in height, weighs 39 ozt, and bears hallmarks and inscriptions as shown.
Founded in 1837 by Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young in Brooklyn, Connecticut, as a "stationery and fancy goods emporium", with the help of Charles Tiffany's father who financed the store for only $1,000 with profits from a cotton mill, Tiffany & Co. became a highly regarded brand for jewelry, gemstones, and silver. In 1845, Tiffany was a pioneer when it launched the Blue Book, which at the time was the first mail-order catalogue to be distributed in the US. In 1878, Tiffany won the gold medal for jewelry and a grand prize for silverware at the Paris World Fair Exposition. Its exceptionally enduring legacy as a luxury brand is still vibrant to this day.
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