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Tiffany & Company, New York

Lot 100: Exceptional Tiffany & Company sterling silver chocolate pot in the Rococo style after a model by Francois Germain (1726 - 1791)

Huntington Museum of Art

October 16, 2021
Huntington, WV, US

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Description

Exceptional Tiffany & Company sterling silver chocolate pot in the Rococo style after a model by Francois Thomas Germain (1726 - 1791) from his famous Portuguese service, 20th c., marked on the bottom Tiffany & Co. Sterling, mounted exotic wood side handle, accompanied by its original receipt from Tiffany's in New York City, measures 9.25 inches tall. CONDITION: Excellent. Francois Germain was a French silversmith who was often commissioned by European royalty and inherited the title of royal silversmith and sculptor to the King of France. In 1765, Germain broke guild regulations by working with financiers to receive some debts owed to him, as he was only allowed to enter into partnerships with his fellow smiths. For this he was forced to resign his position and declare bankruptcy. Germain died out of the public eye in 1791, the last member of his distinguished family to serve as a royal smith. Many of his works are now held in museums and private collections. Weighs approximately 29.166 troy ounces (roughly 2 pounds).

Artist or Maker

Tiffany & Company, New York

Medium

silver

Condition Report

Excellent

Provenance

Private Collection, Florida

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COVID-19 UPDATE: Pickup is by appointment ONLY, please call the Museum to arrange your time to pick up. All items that need to be shipped are the responsibility of the purchaser, though the museum will deliver items to our recommended local shipper for purchasers. We recommend the following local shippers: UPS Store, 729 9th Ave, Huntington, WV 25701, (304) 529-1776; And UPS Store, The UPS Store, 378 Diederich Blvd, Ashland, KY 41101, (606) 920-9955, [email protected]