Magnificent Gilded Age sterling silver wine cooler. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York.
Campana bowl with 3 leaf- and scroll-mounted scroll handles. Dense frieze depicting bosomy water nymphs adorned with grape bunches, and legs in form of fluid foliage. Sirens ensnare weak, helpless males, who beseech or repose in placid subjection. An ode to the power of feminine wiles and wine. Beguilement in chased relief with flowers, foliage, and scrolls. Enigmatic Goethe quote engraved at top: “Wenn wir dich lieben / Was geht’s dich an”. Foot ring with egg-and-dart rim and 3 leaf-and-scroll mounted paw supports. Interior gilt washed.
Fully marked including maker's stamp, pattern no. 10654, director’s letter C (1902-7), and volume (15 pts). Excellent condition.
Dimensions: H 13 3/4 x W 12 x D 8 3/4 in. Heavy weight: 120 troy ounces. #BV304