Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Saint Dunstan Early 20th Century Pitcher & Underplate
Tiffany & Co. sterling silver pitcher and underplate in the celebrated Saint Dunstan pattern. The pitcher measures 8 1/8'' in height by 8 3/8'' from handle to spout, contains 4 3/4 pints. and is in pattern 14116E from 1899. The underplate measures 12'' in diameter by 5/8'' in height and is in pattern 18127A from 1911. Total weight is 54.4 troy ounces and each piece 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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