Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 9

Chrysanthemum Covered Soup Tureen by Tiffany & Co.

$74,500per set

About

This outstanding silver covered soup tureen with matching underplate and ladle by Tiffany & Co. is crafted in the iconic Chrysanthemum pattern. Regarded as one of the most prestigious and stunning silver motifs ever created, Chrysanthemum features exquisitely chased floral motifs representing the pattern's namesake flower. The elaborate blossoms are used to incredible effect on this impeccable tureen. From the intricately detailed handles and feet to the scalloped rims of the cover and tray, this set reflects the meticulous and refined artistry of this celebrated pattern. The design also incorporates a personal engraving: "George W.R. Matteson, from John Nicholas Brown, Harold Brown, and Sophia Augusta Sherman. April 21st, 1888." The brothers Brown and their sister, Sophia Augusta Sherman (née Brown), were the grandchildren of Nicholas Brown Jr. (1769–1841), the namesake patron of Brown University; they were also heirs to the family business, the shipping and textiles firm of Brown & Ives. In their business dealings, John and Harold Brown relied on George W. R. Matteson, the trustee of their father's estate, for advice and assistance. This soup tureen represents the Brown family's gratitude to their business partner and long-time family friend. Matteson monogram is also beautifully engraved on the underplate, incorporating a myriad of chrysanthemum flowers in the intricate design. Because of the intricacy and expense of the pattern, few large pieces of Chrysanthemum were ever made by Tiffany & Co. - they were generally reserved solely for special commissions such as this. Of exceptional quality, weight and design, it is a true rarity from this legendary firm. Marked "Tiffany & Co. / Makers / Sterling Silver" with date letter M for 1870-1891 Measures: 12" high x 18 1/2" wide x 14 1/2" deep.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 12 in. (30.48 cm)Width: 18.5 in. (46.99 cm)Depth: 14.5 in. (36.83 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 3
  • Style
    Art Nouveau (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    19th Century
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    New Orleans, LA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 30-80931stDibs: LU891111885641

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity.
    Ships From: New Orleans, LA
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About the Maker

Tiffany & Co.

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.
About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in New Orleans, LA
Recognized Seller
These prestigious sellers are industry leaders and represent the highest echelon for item quality and design.
Established in 1912
1stDibs seller since 2010
54 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 6 hours
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Chrysanthemum by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Soup Ladle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver soup ladle 12 1/2" in the pattern Chrysanthemum by Tiffany & Co.. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
Category

20th Century Serving Pieces

Materials

Sterling Silver

Chrysanthemum by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Soup Ladle HH WS Custom
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Chrysanthemum by Tiffany & Co. sterling silver hollow handle with stainless implement soup ladle custom made, measures: 10 1/2". It is monogrammed (although not showing in stock phot...
Category

20th Century Serving Pieces

Materials

Sterling Silver

Chrysanthemum Vermeil by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Place Soup Spoon 6 7/8"
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver place soup spoon vermeil (completely gold washed) 6 7/8" in the pattern Chrysanthemum by Tiffany and Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% ...
Category

20th Century Serving Pieces

Materials

Sterling Silver

Chrysanthemum Vermeil by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Cream Soup Spoon
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver cream soup spoon vermeil (completely gold washed) 6 3/4" in the pattern Chrysanthemum by Tiffany and Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% ...
Category

20th Century Serving Pieces

Materials

Sterling Silver

Chrysanthemum by Tiffany and Co. Sterling Silver Soup Ladle Swirl Bowl 12 1/2"
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver soup ladle with swirl bowl 12 1/2" in the pattern Chrysanthemum by Tiffany & Co.. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. 100% Satisfaction G...
Category

20th Century Serving Pieces

Materials

Sterling Silver

Chrysanthemum by Tiffany and Co. Sterling Silver Soup Ladle Round Bowl 11"
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver soup ladle with round bowl 11" in the pattern Chrysanthemum by Tiffany & Co.. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. 100% Satisfaction Guara...
Category

20th Century Serving Pieces

Materials

Sterling Silver

Chrysanthemum by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Crumber
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver crumber 13" in the pattern Chrysanthemum by Tiffany & Co.. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
Category

20th Century Serving Pieces

Materials

Sterling Silver

Chrysanthemum by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Cocktail Fork
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver cocktail fork 6" in the pattern Chrysanthemum by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
Category

20th Century Serving Pieces

Materials

Sterling Silver

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery