Sterling Punch Bowl Made by Tiffany & Co. Circa 1900

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This punch bowl is, of course, a very rare object, not only because Tiffany did not make much silver in the Art Nouveau style but also because it is a remarkably fine example of American design and craftsmanship. The body is finely hand chased to represent breaking waves and seaweed, with starfish near the base. Very subtlety incorporated into the waves and seaweed on one side of the bowl are the letters “JHS (to?) IS” and on the other side “1875 May 6th 1900.” Two large-scale three-dimensional nude female figures are applied on opposite sides of the bowl.

There is an inscription on the bottom  of the bowl which is not related to the original owner.

Although this was certainly made as a punch bowl, it works well as a wine cooler.

Weight: 110 Troy ounces

Height: 8 1/2 inches (at rim)

Diameter: 9 1/2  inches (This does not include the figures.)

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