Rare and striking sterling silver epergne. Made by Tiffany & Co.
Baluster shaft with ribbed floral flange quadrilateral raised base with 4 scallop shell-capped supports. Pierced diaper pattern and applied, chased, and repousse dense flowers, leaves, and shells. Four flower-wrapped ribbed and scrolled arms, each supporting a square tray with plain well, wide repousse shoulder, and scrolled and reeded rim. Shaft supports same larger tray.
On base stylistically integrated armorial with Latin motto Virescit Vulnere Virtus (Courage Grows Strong at a Wound). One of the finest Tiffany pieces we've had in 40 years. 5598 (first produced in 1879) and directors letter M (1873-91). Dimensions: H 16 x W 16 1/2 x D 16 1/4 in. The item "Tiffany Epergne 5598 Antique Centerpiece American Sterling Silver" is in sale since Friday, October 5, 2018.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Other Antique Sterling Silver".The seller is "nelson-and-nelson-antiques" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.