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Creamer

Object Number: 
1983.43d
Date: 
ca. 1912-1931
Medium: 
Silver, copper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 5 x 4 in. ( 12.7 x 12.7 x 10.2 cm ) Silver Weight: 7 oz (troy) 1 dwt (219 g)
Marks: 
stamped: on base: "TIFFANY &Co/ 999 MAKERS 3658/ STERLING SILVER/ 925-1000/ m/ 1 1/2 GILLS" engraved: in front reserve: "F A H" in script
Description: 
Cast and seamed silver creamer in the Islamic style; squat circular body flared in the center with a plain applied band; on a molded footring with a plain band around the edge and decorative engraving along the seam; cast, applied, flared neck with a plain, scalloped band around rim and a high, narrow pouring lip; cast strap handle with decorative motif along the center; handle attaches to the rim with a cast, braided scroll motif; all over floral scroll engraving in an Islamic style with copper inlay; "F A H" engraved in the front reserve, in script; makers' marks on the base.
Gallery Label: 
This creamer, part of a complete coffee service, is an example of Tiffany & Co.'s Persian, or "Saracenic" designs, first developed by chief designer Edward C. Moore in the 1870s. The firm's Eastern-inspired silver earned it international recognition and prestigious prizes, including Grand Prix awards at the Paris Expositions of 1878 and 1889. Although this coffee set was actually produced more than twenty years after Moore's death, it closely adheres to early Saracenic designs Moore created decades earlier.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group