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Pair of Oversized Sterling Silver Tiffany & Co. Pitchers
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of oversized sterling silver Tiffany & Co. pitchers.
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Vintage 1950s American Pitchers

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique Sterling Silver Tiffany & Co Tray, USA, circa 1892
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Braintree, GB
Antique sterling silver Tiffany & co tray, m with "B" lion crest Maker: Tiffany & Co Made in USA, circa 1892-1902 Fully hallmarked Dimensions: Length 30 cm Width 24 cm Heigh...
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Antique 1890s American Art Nouveau Serving Pieces

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Tiffany & Co Oval Link "Return To Tiffany" Necklace
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Sterling Silver Tiffany & Co Oval Link Necklace Featuring Oval "Please Return To Tiffany & Co New York" Pendant. 15 Inch Length With Front Lobster Clasp.
Category

1990s Choker Necklaces

Materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Tiffany & Co. Soup Ladle, circa 1870s
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Stamford, CT
Sterling silver soup ladle with a fluted handle, circa 1870s. Italian made by Tiffany & Co. The ladle weighs 7.30 troy ounces.  
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

19th Century Sterling Silver Tiffany & Co. Flask
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Coeur d Alene, ID
Tiffany & Co. sterling silver flask. Engraved with a portrait of a young woman in fashionable dress resting among foliate sprays. New York, Circa 1891 - 1902. 5 3/4" PERIOD: Late 19...
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Antique Late 19th Century Barware

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique Silver Tiffany & Co. Travel Clock
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in London, Nottinghill
An early 20th century American silver and guilloche enamel desk clock signed 'Tiffany & Co.' of strut form with an easel support to the reverse signed 'TIFFANY & CO STERLING HAND WRO...
Category

Early 20th Century Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

Materials

Enamel, Silver

  • Antique Silver Tiffany & Co. Travel Clock
  • Antique Silver Tiffany & Co. Travel Clock
  • Antique Silver Tiffany & Co. Travel Clock
  • Antique Silver Tiffany & Co. Travel Clock
H 3.5 in. W 2.5 in. D 0.02 in.
Large Sterling Silver Tiffany & Co. Modernist Styled Art Deco Era Bowl
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This sterling silver bowl was made for Tiffany & Co. in the United States in circa 1930 in a Modernist style. This is a large and considerably heavy example for this style of bowl do...
Category

Early 20th Century American Modern Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co., Sterling Silver Ball/Sphere/Jewelry Box, Modern, Marked
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Very pretty sterling silver Tiffany & Co. jewelry ball, box, number 35378 Weighted, 7.
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Scallop Edge Flower Bowl
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Sterling silver Tiffany & Co bowl, circa mid-20th Century. This heavy, beautiful bowl features a rounded scalloped rim. Measures approx 9" wide, 3" high. Weighs 558.3g, 359dwt, 18...
Category

Mid-20th Century Silver Bowls

Materials

Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Criss Cross X Pendant
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Montreal, QC
Authentic Sterling Silver Tiffany & Co. Criss-Cross "X" pendant. Marked: Tiffany & Co. 925. Clasp Marked: Tiffany & Co 925. Approx Length: 17" A great addition to your collection.
Category

Late 20th Century Modernist More Necklaces

Materials

Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Paloma Picasso Sterling Silver Thunderbolt Pendant
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Montreal, QC
Authentic Sterling Silver Tiffany & Co. Paloma Picasso Thunderbolt Pendant. Marked: Tiffany & Co. Paloma Picasso 925; Clasp marked: T&Co. 925; Paloma Picasso. Approx. chain length 16...
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Late 20th Century Modernist More Necklaces

Materials

Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Atlas Bracelet
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Stamford, CT
Sterling Silver Tiffany & Co Atlas link bracelet with a hinged clip closure and figure eight safety. 7 inches in length. Includes Tiffany box and pouch Sterling silver Stamped: 925...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Link Bracelets

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co Tortoise Shell with Sterling Silver Name Plates Sunglasses
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Tiffany & Co. tortoise shell sunglasses are combined with two large sterling silver "Tiffany & Co" name plates on both sides of the exterior, and also with two smaller sized sterling...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sunglasses

Antique Aesthetic Movement Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Bell on Stand 1873-1891
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Rare antique Edward Moore period, 1873-1891, sterling silver Tiffany & Co. table bell on stand. The bell with a tall inverse U-shaped handle of exceptional detail- reeded design inte...
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Antique Late 19th Century Aesthetic Movement More Silver, Flatware and S...

Materials

Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Chrysanthemum Silver Gilt Oval Bowls
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New Orleans, LA
This set of silver-gilt Chrysanthemum oval bowls by Tiffany & Co. would be a grand addition to any fine dining affair. The gilding is quite fitting for this exquisite pattern since t...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Gold-Plated Sterling Silver Candlesticks
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Mt Kisco, NY
Set of four modern Tiffany & Co. gold-plated sterling silver candlesticks. Excellent condition. Made by T&Co. in England. Urn socket with detachable bobeche, tapering columnar shaft,...
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20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Makers Sterling Silver Vase
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Vienna, AT
Tiffany & Co. Makers Sterling Silver Vase. Crafted Of Fine Quality Solid Sterling Silver. Hallmarked On The Bottom “Tiffany & Co. Makers 23922 Sterling Silver 925. Measures approxima...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Set of 4 Tiffany & Co Windham Sterling Silver Teaspoons
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New Milford, CT
Set of 4 sterling silver teaspoons by Tiffany & Co in the Windham pattern. No monogram. Beautiful set of teaspoons in the Windham pattern which was in produced in 1923 and desi...
Category

20th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Rare Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Sugar Bowl
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Palm Beach, FL
A rare Tiffany & Co. Sterling silver sugar bowl. American, 1870-1875. Made for an International Exposition. Of basket shape with swing handle, engraved with a conjoined monogram...
Category

Antique 19th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver

Pair of Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Reticulated Plates
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Toledo, OH
A beautiful pair of 10" sterling silver reticulated plates by Tiffany & Co. Intricate reticulated design at the edge with an etched leaf and floral detail in the center. Marked Tiffa...
Category

Mid-20th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Tiffany and Co. Sterling Silver Teapot and Creamer
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A sterling silver teapot and creamer by Tiffany and Co. makers. Teapot is style number 23750 and also marked 2 pints. The creamer is style 23243. They both feature the same feet. The...
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20th Century American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Silver / Gilt Pair Continental Candlesticks
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Hudson, NY
Tiffany & Co. silver gilt pair of decorative continental style tableware candlesticks with exterior floral design details. Each candlestick is in great condition. Minor wear / oxidat...
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Early 20th Century American Sterling Silver

Materials

Gold, Silver

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver "Hampton" Vegetable Bowl from 1925
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Large sterling silver centerpiece bowl in the Hampton pattern, made by Tiffany & Co. in 1925. The diameter is 12"; the height is 2 1/4"; the weight is 25.4 troy oz. Having a wide sha...
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Vintage 1920s American Modern Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver, Silver

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver 1941 Pickle/ Mint Dish Bowl
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Tiffany & Co. sterling silver 1941 pickle/ mint dish bowl in pattern number 22974 from 1941 with ornate handles with stylized natural motifs on either end and standing on 4 balled fe...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver, Silver

Tiffany & Co. 1860s Sterling Silver Basket Centerpiece Bowl
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Tiffany & Co. sterling silver basket / centerpiece bowl in pattern number 1721 from the late 1860s with a beaded rim, a handle and base with applied leaves, and engraved vegetal and ...
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Antique 1860s American Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Large Serving Ladle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Designer: Tiffany & Co. Material: sterling silver Dimensions: ladle measures 12.5” X 2.25” Weight: 90 grams
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21st Century and Contemporary More Silver, Flatware and Silverplate

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique Engraved by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Banquet Knife
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Antique engraved aka custom engraved by Tiffany & Co. Incredible sterling silver banquet knife measuring 10 5/8" in the pattern antique engraved aka custom engraved by Tiffany & C...
Category

20th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Pair of Tiffany & Co. 1877 Silver 2-Light Candelabras
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Pair of Tiffany & Co. silver soldered candelabras in pattern 4663 from 1877 standing on 4 claw-shaped feet, with floral decorations, beaded rims, and other decorative motifs. Each me...
Category

Antique 1870s American Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, Silver Plate

Tiffany & Co Bowl
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Being offered is a Tiffany & Co bowl with an inch of lattice work around the top. Acting of cut-out squares runs both above and under the larger lattice work. In the center a monogra...
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Vintage 1940s American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

  • Tiffany & Co Bowl
  • Tiffany & Co Bowl
  • Tiffany & Co Bowl
  • Tiffany & Co Bowl
H 2 in. Dm 10 in.
Victorian French Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Fish Slice
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Victorian, French, sterling silver fish slice/knife, Tiffany & Company, Paris, circa 1870. Blade is pierced and is designed with an etched fish. Handle is beaded. Measures: 11 3/4 in...
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Antique 1870s French Victorian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Fruit Stand
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Stylish sterling silver fruit stand made by Tiffany & Co. in New York in approximately 1930s. Signed Tiffany & Co. 30 New York 925 sterling
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Mid-20th Century More Silver, Flatware and Silverplate

Materials

Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Swing Handle Sugar Bowl
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in valatie, NY
Tiffany & Co. sterling silver swing handle sugar bowl. The bowl's hallmarks date it to 1907-1947 when John C. MooreII was the chairman. The bowl is done in a simple, Classic form, wi...
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Early 20th Century American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Art Deco Bowl & Plate from 1875
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Tiffany & Co. sterling silver bowl & plate from 1875. These elegant pieces are early Art Deco designs from Edward C. Moore's work with the legendary maker. The bowl is 4 3/4" in diam...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Art Deco Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver 1890 Dessert Compotes in Chrysanthemum Pattern
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Tiffany & Co. sterling silver 1890 dessert compotes in Chrysanthemum pattern with Radziwill family crest—"T" mark from 1890. This pair of beautiful dishes has a 9" diameter and stand...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Aesthetic Movement Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Vase
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A lovely example of midcentury design. Defined by its clean, straight lines this vase has a smart understated elegance that is, in one word. Tiffany.  
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

  • Tiffany & Co. Vase
  • Tiffany & Co. Vase
  • Tiffany & Co. Vase
  • Tiffany & Co. Vase
H 12 in. Dm 4 in.
Chrysanthemum by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Demitasse Pot '#0153'
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Chrysanthemum by Tiffany & Co. Tiffany’s luxurious Chrysanthemum silver was designed in 1880. With its flowing curves, swirling vegetation, meandering tendrils and exotic blossoming...
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20th Century American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique Pair of Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Salts
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
A 19th century pair of footed Tiffany & Co. sterling silver salts. Marked 550 Broadway, Tiffany & Co.
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Antique Mid-19th Century American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Antique Silver Child's Cup
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Tiffany & Co. sterling silver child's cup with patriotic parade scene. 1899. Embossed children waving flags, riding in horse-drawn wagon, and some wearing Civil War uniforms. Ribbed ...
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Antique 1890s Renaissance Revival More Silver, Flatware and Silverplate

Materials

Silver

Edwardian Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver 13-Piece Vanity Set
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Cincinnati, OH
Edwardian Tiffany & Co sterling silver 13-piece vanity set. This Edwardian sterling silver gentleman's dresser set was made by Tiffany & Company in the early part of the 20th century...
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Early 20th Century American Edwardian Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Chrysanthemum by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Tall Vase Outstanding
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Tiffany & Co. Incredible Chrysanthemum by Tiffany & Co. sterling silver vase marked #12497 1451. It measures an impressive 21" tall x 4 7/8" and weighs 49.2 ozt. It is monogrammed w...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Monumental Flower/Fruit Centerpiece Bowl
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
One of a kind Tiffany & Co. monumental centerpiece. Complements other Tiffany patterns such as the Kings, Queens and Chrysanthemum design. Three part, with bottom as sterling silver ...
Category

Early 20th Century American Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver Plate, Sterling Silver, Silver

Sterling Silver & Crystal Bottle Stopper by Tiffany & Co.
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in San Diego, CA
A very rare and hard to find sterling silver and crystal bottle stopper by Tiffany & Co., circa 1940s. The piece has a floral sterling silver overlay on a crystal bottle stopper and ...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Sterling Silver

Materials

Crystal, Sterling Silver

Chrysanthemum by Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver Candelabra Pair of 3-Light
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Tiffany's luxurious Chrysanthemum silver was designed in 1880. With its flowing curves, swirling vegetation, meandering tendrils and exotic blossoming plants, Chrysanthemum is charac...
Category

20th Century American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Chrysanthemum by Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver Crumber 13", Very Beautiful
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Chrysanthemum by Tiffany. Sterling silver Crumber 13". It is monogrammed and is in excellent condition. Satisfaction guaranteed! Let Antique Cupboard be your trusted sou...
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Antique Late 19th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Bamboo by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Magnifying Glass Original
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver magnifying glass Lucite and sterling original 7 1/2" in the pattern bamboo by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction ...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Pierced Edge Bowl
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
An antique sterling silver pierced edge bowl engraved with initial "R." Good vintage condition with age appropriate wear. Some scratches.
Category

Mid-20th Century American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Pair of Tiffany & Co. Makers Sterling Silver Covered Vegetable Dishes
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
A pair of oval Tiffany & Co. makers covered vegetable dishes in sterling, silver with palmette borders. Marked on reverse Tiffany & Co. 7545 makers 2548 sterling silver 9 2 5 - 1000...
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Early 20th Century American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Centerpiece Bowl Candelabra Mid-Century Modern
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Tiffany & Co. sterling silver wide-mouthed centerpiece bowl resting on four S-scrolled candelabra arms, designed in Mid-Century Modern style from 1950. Bowl measures 8 3/4" in diamet...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver, Silver

Antique Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Marquise Asparagus Server & Insert Estate
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Montreal, QC
Tiffany & Co. sterling silver marquise asparagus server with pierced Insert. Scalloped rectangular form. Approximate size: 12"wide x 9" x 3" high. Approximate weight. 50 troy ounces....
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Antique Late 19th Century American American Classical Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Early 20th Century Antique Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Porringer
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Soquel, CA
Early 20th Century Antique Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Porringer Tiffany & Co. 10 ounce porringer, sterling silver, dated 1907-1938. Stamped on verso.
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Early 20th Century American Late Victorian Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Art Deco Tiffany & Co. Marble & Sterling Silver Inkwell or Inkpot
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
fine Art Deco inkwell. By Tiffany & Co. With a modeled green marble or hardstone base, a sterling silver lid, and a fixed glass liner to the interior. Simply an amazing antique in...
Category

20th Century Art Deco Desk Accessories

Materials

Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Makers Sterling Silver Low Bowl or Dish
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Tiffany & Co. sterling silver scalloped low bowl or dish. Marked Tiffany & Co. Makers Sterling Silver 9 2 5-10000. Good vintage condition with age appropriate wear. Some...
Category

20th Century American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Antique Tiffany & Co. 1869 Beekman Pattern Sterling Silver Ladle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
An antique signed Tiffany & Co. sterling silver ladle in the beekman pattern. Good condition with age appropriate wear. Some scratches.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Large 1914 Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Centerpiece Bowl in Kings Pattern
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Stunning sterling silver centerpiece bowl by Tiffany & Co. in Kings pattern from 1914. Designed with a turned over rim, decorated with a foliate scroll border and cartouches. Measuri...
Category

Vintage 1910s American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Bonbonniere Serving Spoon #620 Cherub
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Tiffany & Co. Incredible vintage Tiffany & Co. sterling silver large bonbonniere serving spoon with cast handle with central Cherub riding a dolphin with mythological creatures - ...
Category

20th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Aesthetic Sterling Silver Porringer Dish, circa 1880s Serveware
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Tiffany & Co. aesthetic sterling silver porringer dish, circa 1880s. Measurements: 7 1/4" across (with handle); bowl is 5" across and 2" deep. Weight: 6.6 troy ounces. This elegan...
Category

Antique 1880s American Sterling Silver

Materials

Silver, Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Shiebler Sterling Silver Paper Knife Mixed Metals Bird
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Shiebler Wonderful George Shiebler sterling silver hollow handle all-sterling paper knife with applied mixed metal elements including a gold bird in flight and two copper/gold fru...
Category

20th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Japanese by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Stuffing Spoon with Button
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Japanese by Tiffany & Co. Remarkable sterling silver stuffing spoon measuring 12 1/2" in the pattern Japanese by Tiffany & Co. The handle of this piece features a lovely bird perc...
Category

20th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Bowl
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Being offered is a sterling silver bowl by Tiffany & Co. It has a symmetrical cutout pattern going around the edge. It’s a great size for fruit or desserts. In the center there is a ...
Category

Vintage 1940s American Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

Dolphin by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Ice Cream Server
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Dolphin by Tiffany & Co. Sterling silver ice cream server 12" in the pattern Dolphin by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed "ARE" (see photo) and is in excellent condition. 100% s...
Category

20th Century Sterling Silver

Materials

Sterling Silver

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Silver Tiffany Co For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the silver tiffany co you’re looking for. A silver tiffany co — often made from metal, silver and sterling silver — can elevate any home. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer silver tiffany co, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A silver tiffany co made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Art Deco — is very popular.

How Much is a Silver Tiffany Co?

Prices for a silver tiffany co start at $20 and top out at $398,000 with the average selling for $290.

Tiffany & Co. Biography and Important Works

Tiffany & Co. is one of the most prominent purveyors of luxury goods in the United States, and has long been an important arbiter of style in the design of diamond engagement rings. A young Franklin Delano Roosevelt proposed to his future wife, Eleanor, with a Tiffany ring in 1904. Vanderbilts, Whitneys, Astors and members of the Russian imperial family all wore Tiffany & Co. jewels. And Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis preferred Tiffany china for state dinners at the White House.

Although synonymous with luxury today, the firm started out rather modestly. Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young founded it in Connecticut as a “stationery and fancy goods emporium” in 1837, at a time when European imports still dominated the nascent American luxury market. In 1853, Charles Tiffany — who in 1845 had launched the company’s famed catalog, the Blue Book, and with it, the firm’s signature robin’s-egg blue, which he chose for the cover — shifted the focus to fine jewelry. In 1868, Tiffany & Co. gained international recognition when it became the first U.S. firm to win an award for excellence in silverware at the Exposition Universelle in Paris. From then on, it belonged to the pantheon of American luxury brands.

At the start of the Gilded Age, in 1870, Tiffany & Co. opened its flagship store, described as a "palace of jewels" by the New York Times, at 15 Union Square West in Manhattan. Throughout this period, its designs for silver tableware, ceremonial silver, flatware and jewelry were highly sought-after indicators of status and taste. They also won the firm numerous accolades, including the grand prize for silverware at the Paris Exposition of 1878. Among the firm’s glittering creations from this time are masterworks of Art Nouveau jewelry, such as this delicate aquamarine necklace and this lavish plique-à-jour peridot and gold necklace, both circa 1900.

When Charles Lewis Tiffany died, in 1902, his son Louis Comfort Tiffany became the firm’s design director. Under his leadership, the Tiffany silver studio was a de facto design school for apprentice silversmiths, who worked alongside head artisan Edward C. Moore. The firm produced distinctive objects inspired by Japanese art and design, North American plants and flowers, and Native American patterns and crafts, adding aesthetic diversity to Tiffany & Co.’s distinguished repertoire.

Tiffany is also closely associated with diamonds, even lending its name to one particularly rare and exceptional yellow stone. The firm bought the Tiffany diamond in its raw state from the Kimberley mines of South Africa in 1878. Cut to create a 128.54-carat gem with an unprecedented 82 facets, it is one of the most spectacular examples of a yellow diamond in the world. In a broader sense, Tiffany & Co. helped put diamonds on the map in 1886 by introducing the American marketplace to the solitaire diamond design, which is still among the most popular engagement-ring styles. The trademark Tiffany® Setting raises the stone above the band on six prongs, allowing its facets to catch the light. A lovely recent example is this circa-2000 platinum engagement ring. Displaying a different design and aesthetic (but equally chic) is this exquisite diamond and ruby ring from the 1930s.

Finding the Right Sterling Silver for You

Dining and entertaining changed drastically when we began to set our tables with sterling silver for holiday gatherings, wedding receptions, engagement parties and, in some of today’s homes, everyday meals.

Often called the “Queen of metals,” silver has been universally adored for thousands of years. It is easy to see why it has always been sought after: It is durable, strong and beautiful. (Louis XIV had tables made entirely of silver.) Sterling silver is an alloy that is made of 92.5 percent silver — the “925” stamp that identifies sterling-silver jewelry refers to this number. The other 7.5 percent in sterling silver is typically sourced from copper.

Neoclassical-style sterling-silver goods in Europe gained popularity in the late 18th century — a taste for sterling-silver tableware as well as tea sets had taken shape — while in the United States, beginning in the 19th century, preparing the dinner table with sterling-silver flatware had become somewhat of a standard practice. Indeed, owning lots of silver goods during the Victorian era was a big deal. Back then, displaying fine silver at home was a status symbol for middle-class American families. And this domestic silver craze meant great profitability for legendary silversmith manufacturers such as Reed & Barton, Gorham Manufacturing Company and the International Silver Company, which was incorporated in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1898, a major hub of silver manufacturing nicknamed “Silver City.”

Today, special occasions might call for ceremonial silver designed by Tiffany & Co. or the seductive sterling-silver cutlery from remarkable Danish silversmith Georg Jensen, but there really doesn’t have to be an event on the calendar to trot out your finest tableware.

Event- and wedding-planning company maestro Tara Guérard says that some “investment pieces,” such as this widely enamored alloy, should see everyday use, and we’re inclined to agree.

“Sterling-silver flatware is a must-have that you can use every single day, even to eat cereal,” she says. “Personally, I want a sterling-silver goblet set for 12 to 20; I would use them every time I had a dinner party. Ultimately, there are no criteria for buying vintage pieces: Buy what you love, and make it work.”

Whether you’re thinking “ceremonial” or “cereal,” browse a versatile collection of vintage, new and antique sterling-silver wares on 1stDibs today.