Japonesque Style Silver Tea Caddy
A Japonesque style silver tea caddy with lid (c. 1873) made by Tiffany & Co., New York. Gilt interior with applied cherry blossom ornaments and engraved monogram in mock Japanese calligraphy reading: "ELR" (Ella Luisa Rives). This piece, made in 1873, is apparently the earliest piece of Tiffany holloware in the Japanese style.
11.7 cm (4 5/8 inches)
Bequest of Mrs. Gwendolen Armstrong Rives, 1972.
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