- COMPOSITION : Sterling Silver
- MAKER : Tiffany & Co.
- AGE : 1850-1899
Japanese (now Audubon) was designed in 1871, during the most innovative period in the history of Tiffany silver, and Audubon is still one of the most popular of all Tiffany patterns. Japanese was the first Tiffany pattern to introduce silver decorated in the Japanese revival style. The flowing designs of branches and twigs with leaves, buds, flowers and exotic birds were entirely different from anything in American silver at that time.
This pattern was a direct result of the interest in exotic cultures that became widespread in the late nineteenth century. This interest led directly into the American Art Nouveau movement, whose leader was Louis Comfort Tiffany, son of Tiffany&apos s founder.
Japanese is decorated with intricate designs adapted from nineteenth century Japanese bird paintings.
JAPANESE BY TIFFANY CO.
Japanese by Tiffany Co. sterling kettle on stand with hand chased birds and applied foliage as presented in the " Magnificent Tiffany" book by John Loring. The piece is marked with an old English " M" and #1878, and it also has a " Union Square" mark circa 1870-75 (" M" refers to Edward C. Moore, head of Tiffany&apos s operation until 1891). It measures 13" tall, 9 1/2" wide, and it weighs 66.6 ozt. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent museum quality condition. The detail on the design and birds is crisp. Truly a work of art. SKU#0141.
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