FINE TIFFANY & CO. ART NOUVEAU SILVER CLARET JUG, NEW YORK, 1873-91.
Deeply chased, engraved and repousse on the front with a flower-filled urn, set on a plinth covered with diaper patterned and tasselled drapery, within scrolled acanthus, flowerheads and pendant bellflowers, the divided wavy handle with shell terminals, the interior silver-gilt, not monogrammed, marked “TIFFANY & CO. STERLING SILVER,” letter “M” for the directorship of Edward Moore, pattern/ order numbers 5981/ 6223. 28 oz. Height 11 ⅛ inches.
Literature: A claret jug identical in form and with matching pattern/ order numbers is illustrated in Charles H. Carpenter, Jr., “Tiffany Silver,” p. 38, fig. 40.