Tiffany & Co. Pair of 1850s Sterling Silver Open Salts on Clover Legs
Tiffany & Co. sterling silver pair of beautifully intricate open salts in pattern number 421 from the 1850s standing on 3 leaf clover legs with faintly gilt bowls. Each measures 2 7/8'' in diameter by 1 1/2'' in height and bears hallmarks and a monogram as shown.
The legendary Tiffany brand was founded in 1837 by Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young in 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. soon 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 catalog 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. The luxury brand’s enduring legacy remains vibrant to this day.
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