Unusual, Tiffany Sterling Silver Gilt Oval Centerpiece, Jardinière, Cooler, Tureen
Custom made, sterling silver gilt, oval centrepiece or tureen, made with removable parts so that it can be used for a multitude of uses. Soup tureen, centrepiece, wine or champagne cooler, punch bowl, jardinière, fruit bowl etc. Handmade, in London, England in a George I style, by Tiffany & Co, dated 1984. The lid & collar detach, and you can use the metal wirework insert for flowers, or without the insert as a fruit bowl, cooler or centerpiece. It can also be used with the collar only, as a slightly taller centerpiece or jardinière. And then complete with the lid, it can be used as a soup tureen or just as a decorative centerpiece. Exceptional quality and condition. Cast shell and gadroon shaped border, applied shells on stippled body, cast foot, handles and finial. With a good quality heavy gilding, in and out. All parts are sterling silver, except the wirework insert, and all the parts are hallmarked.