Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Vase in Mid-Century Modern Style
Tiffany & Co. sterling silver vase in pattern number 23931 from the 1950s and in Mid-Century Modern style, with an elegant, curvilinear design. It measures 5 1/2'' in height by 1 7/8'' in diameter at the base, weighs 3.1 troy ounces, and bears hallmarks 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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