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Tiffany sterling silver letter holder, undulating top edge over a chased wheat design, the lower edge with a repousse scroll and tendril design, possibly the Vine-Wheat pattern. Marked on base Tiffany & Co. 11271 T 4161, the T indicating directorship of Charles L. Tiffany, over a globe mark indicating this piece's inclusion in the Columbian Exposition, and 2-3/4 Gills capacity mark. 2 1/2" height x 4 1/2" width x 1 1/4" depth. 4.16 oz troy. Provenance: the estate of Alice Leigh, Arkansas. Note: the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition was held in Chicago and intended to demonstrate to the world that America had become the most highly evolved culture in history, both technologically and aesthetically. It was so successful that it enjoyed a total attendance equal to nearly half the population of the United States. Tiffany's exhibit of silver at that event has been described as "the greatest display of 19th-century American silver the world had ever seen" and was the subject of a 2006 exhibit at the Flagler Museum which reunited many of the displayed pieces. (Source: "Tiffany at the World's Columbian Exposition" by John Blades and John Loring). Provenance: Estate of Alice Leigh, Little Rock, Arkansas. Condition: Excellent condition with a couple of small minor dents to underside.