Tiffany & Co.
Highly Important Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver and Mixed Metal Candelabra and Jardinière
- Tiffany & Co. garniture comprising a jardinière and candelabra in the Japanesque taste, both with the monogram “JTB.” The jardinière is hammered and decorated with four copper and brass ridgeback turtles and one with its head peeking out of the water. Gold and copper leaves and flowers of the sagittaria latifolia, also known as the broadleaf arrowhead, grow in the water. The candelabra are hammered in imitation of Japanese metalware. One is ornamented on the shaft with inlaid copper and gold decoration of overlapping circle designs, known as shippo, and border design of pomegranates in gold and copper. On the other, gold and copper inlaid cloud motifs adorn the shaft with gold and copper morning glories on the border. On both candelabra, copper caterpillars crawl down the shaft while copper cocoons hang from the branches.
- Jardinière 26 cm high
Candelabrum 41 cm high