Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver 1949 Ashtray in Mid-Century Modern Style
Tiffany & Co. sterling silver ashtray from 1949 in pattern 23276 from 1949 and in Mid-Century Modern style, measuring 5'' by 5'' by 1'' in height. It measures , and bears hallmarks 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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