Classic Tiffany & Co. Piece Leads Freeman’s Silver & Objet de Vertu Auction
On December 16, Freeman’s rounded out its fall season with the Silver & Objets de Vertu sale. Offering an exceptional array of fine flatware, centerpieces, enamel ornaments and personal accessories, the top lot was the Tiffany & Co enameled cigarette case. The cigarette case, made for and exhibited at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, surpassed its $5,000-7,000 estimate to achieve $40,000.
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Notable Lots from the Silver & Objets de Vertu Sale on December 16
Lot 165 $40,000 Fine nephrite, jeweled, and enameled cigarette case, Tiffany & Co., New York, NY, circa 1900
Lot 58 $15,000 Fine French silver centerpiece, Paris, second half 19th century
Lot 60 $14,300 Fine French silver flatware service for twelve, Jean Puiforcat, Paris, early 20th century
Lot 246 $11,250 Sterling silver flatware service, Charles B. Blake for Tiffany & Co., New York, NY, 1934
Lot 101 $10,000 Extensive collection of Austrian silver flatware, Vienna, 1872-1922, maker's mark unidentified