Lot 475: Coin Silver Tureen, Adolphe Himmel
December 3, 2016
New Orleans, LA, USALive Auction
Description: Important New Orleans Coin Silver Tureen, Adolphe Himmel (wc. 1852-1877) for Hyde & Goodrich (wc. 1828-1861), marked "H", "HYDE & GOODRICH" in arc and "NEW ORLEANS" in arc; cast stag finial, lion's head and drop ring handles, beaded borders, molded pedestal foot with scroll supports, presentation inscription "MF. Hayward/August 25, 1866", h. 11 1/2in., dia. 11 in., wt. 60.10 troy ozs. Provenance: Mary Frances Hayward (1823-1898) to her son, James Daniel Hayward ( 1850-1924) to his daughter Laura Hayward Howard (1891-1963) to her son Alvin Hayward Howard (1915-1969) and thence by descent. This tureen was a wedding anniversary gift to Mrs. Hayward from her husband, Sawyer Hayward, who owned the Alabama & Factors' Cotton Press on Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans. Note: Tureens are a rare form in New Orleans silver. An example by Adolphe Himmel for Hyde & Goodrich, now in the collection of the LSU Art Museum, is illustrated in Crescent City Silver, p. 53, fig. 55. For two examples, both by Adolphe Himmel for Hyde & Goodrich, sold in these rooms, see Neal Auction Company Nov. 19, 2011, lot 208, and Nov. 20, 2010, lot 325.