Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver 1921 Tray with Rope Border
Tiffany & Co. sterling silver tray or platter in pattern number 19961 from 1921, with a rope border showing stylized natural motifs. It measures 16 1/8'' in length by 11 1/2'' in width by 7/8'' in height, weighs 45.4 troy ounces, and bears hallmarks and an engraved 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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