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March Fine Auction

Sun, Mar 19, 2023 02:00PM EDT
Lot 121

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Pitcher of Historical Interest

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500
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Marked Tiffany & Co. MakersSterling Silver 925-1000 M3 quarts 9in. (23cm) h. 1469.2 gramsA band of scrolling acanthus at the top over repousse reserves of floral filled baskets and a monogram raised on paw feet.Inscribed on base1834,Two friends look out on life's broad sea, and sail their pilots Hope and Faith.Their hearts are strong and bravePrepared for calm or stormy waves.1888The friends have sailed fifty years and four, the Pilots ever there.Faith always at the helm.While Hope looked out before,And onward still they sail, their final port in sightThe open door from earthTo God's eternal light.Henry W. SageAnne C. L. BottaChristmas 1888Anne L. Botta was a Sculptor, Poet and Professor of English Composition in New York where she hosted literary Salons that included the intellectuals of the day, including Poe, Alcott, Emerson and Carnegie..It is known that she sculpted a bust of Mr. Henry Sage, who was a trustee of Cornell college, and endowed Sage College for Women at Cornell, thus admitting the first women in 1870.It appears they had a friendship of fifty years.Later inscription at top of handle: Henry Sage Holter Nov.5, 1977.

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