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Sideboard dish in the Henri II style, 1875
Tiffany and Company

Eugene Soligny

New York, New York
Silver, gold, niello, and copper, DIAM: 20 1/8 in, D: 2 1/8 in
Purchase 1998 Avis Miller Pond Bequest and Membership Endowment Fund  98.1
On View
Primary Title Notes: term from period based on function and popular usage
Inscriptions:
LEQUEL DES DEUX ESCOUTERAY-JE? (old French: which of the two shall I heed?)

Marks:
stamped on bottom, large: "TIFFANY & Co./4236 MAKERS 6067/STERLING SILVER/925-1000/M" Also, in lower left quadrant (facing, about 7-8 o'clock) are two tiny rectangular stamps with ET in them; these are French import marks for 1878 exposition (ETRANGER = FOREIGN)

Provenance: Made 1875; exhibited by maker at 1876 Philadelphia U.S. Centennial Exhibition; exported to France in 1878 for the Exposition Universelle in Paris by maker; purchased in Paris or soon thereafter by Mrs. Mary Jane Morgan, of NYC; sold at her estate auction in 1886 in NYC, lot #792 (a full copy of that auction catalogue is in the object file--ugd 9/19/11; apparently remained in the family of that buyer until 1997 when consigned to Sotheby's, NYC, for sale; purchased by the Museum on 1/20/98
Exhibition History:
"Global Ceramics: Global Crossroads," Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey (September 30, 2016 - ongoing)

Ahead of the Curve: The Newark Museum 1909-2015", Winter Antique Show, New York, New York. (January 23 - February 1, 2015).

Keywords: Woman, Princess, Putti, Jewelry, Necklace, Pendant