Tiffany & Company sterling silver centerpiece bowl with wide pierced, slightly turned down scrolling foliate rim and four scrolled foliate feet. Marked on the base "Tiffany & Co./ 14337, Makers/2225/Sterling Silver/925-1000/C". 3" H x 13 3/4" dia. Circa 1901. 32.525 troy ounces. Provenance: a Middle Tennessee estate, by descent from Thomas G.B. Wheelock. Note: Thomas G.B. Wheelock was known as an astute collector of African Art and co-author of the book "Land of the Flying Masks: Art & Culture in Burkina Faso". He also inherited a sizeable collection of Asian, British, and military related antiques from his grandparents, Gilded Age tycoon George Briggs Buchanan of New York, and William and Margaret Wheelock, who owned a Scottish manor home known as Bunker Hill. (Margaret Carmichael Wheelock was also a founding partner of the fashion firm Farquharson & Wheelock in New York). See other related lots in this auction, including an archive containing receipts for furnishings for Bunker Hill. CONDITION: Script monogram to the center. Overall light general wear with some light scratching.
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