Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Footed Bowl/Centerpiece with Rare Medallion
Tiffany & Co. sterling silver large centerpiece footed bowl from 1920, in classic, simple style, measuring 4" high and 9" in diameter, weighing 23.8 troy ounces, bearing maze medallion on outside, inscription underneath and marked around foot, 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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