A fine sterling silver punch bowl and ladle in the Olympian pattern. Made by Tiffany in New York, ca. 1900.
Punch bowl: bowl has curved sides and rests on concave and conical foot. Repousse border depicting the gods at play. They embrace, flirt, and play music. Figural side handles in forms of beautiful young man and grimacing satyr. A dollop of moralizing amidst the merry making.
Ladle: On handle are Hebe the Cup Bearer and the Eagle of Jove. Ogee bowl.
A beautiful Beaux-Arts pattern with the figures set into and sometimes absorbed into the dense ornament. The Olympian flatware pattern was first exhibited in 1878 at the Exposition Universelle in Paris. The punch bowl pattern no. (6111) was first produced in 1880.
Excellent condition with rich patina. Dimensions: Punch bowl: H 11 1/8 x W 16 x D 12 ½ in. Ladle: L 15 in. Total weight: 104 troy ounces. BI345