Spring Sale $750.xx (from $1000.00)
We are very proud to offer a terracotta pitcher made by Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. about 1970-1974. Terracotta is a ceramic material used for building & decorative items since ancient times. The name means “baked earth”. It is made from a fine porous natural clay which gives it its characteristic reddish-brown color. The color varies slightly depending on type of clay used. It is waterproof & very sturdy & used in flower pots to ancient pipes for plumbing. This ceramic was used in China most famously in tomb soldiers of 2nd century BCE Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi. Elsa Peretti an Internationally famous Jewelry maker from Italy began her decades long association with Tiffany& Co. in 1970. In 1974 she made a contract with Tiffany to sell only with them her designed products. She also sold her terracotta designs through Tiffany’s. Our terracotta vase is signed Elsa Peretti for Tiffany. The vase has dents in each side to act as handles. The vase is in original & excellent condition. Peretti has always been inspired by nature. Working mostly with sterling, terracotta, & glass Peretti elevates humble things into something chic & glamorous. One more tibet is the fact that she designed the famous Halston perfume bottle, as she & Halston were close friends! In May 2012 Elsa Peretti & Tiffany began to part ways. But a new agreement was reached on Dec.31, 2012 & Tiffany paid a one-time fee to Elsa Peretti of more than $47.2 million. In addition Peretti (72) will receive basic royalty fee of $450,000.xx for the next 20 years. The benefits go on & on. But Peretti is among Tiffany’s most popular brands. Our vase is one of her vintage pieces that is still very popular & very sought after. She is here to stay! Here is chance to own an unusual item that was made by a major important designer! Our price is now on sale, but our original price is justified by an identical pitcher for sale, by a major NY dealer, in a group of three of Peretti pieces, all for $2,850.xx. Also, a pair of small Peretti terracotta candlesticks sold for nearly $600.xx on April 18, 2011 at Bonhams, lot 3169.