Rare Pair of Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Cups with Heart Motifs in Mid-Century Modern Style
Extremely rare pair of Tiffany & Co. sterling silver cups, made in Italy in the 20th century, with a beautiful design of slightly raised heart motifs set in a chased background, gilded interior, all in Mid-Century Modern style. Each measures 3 7/8'' in height by 3 1/4'' in diameter, and bears hallmarks as shown. Total weight is 9.2 troy ounces.
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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