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Tiffany & Co. Silver-Gilt Finger Bowls
- The very best of Tiffany & Co.‘s monumental creations were unique sets made for specific clients
- This exceptional set of 18 finger bowls is the only of its kind in the world
- The collection was made for Mary Jane Morgan
- Featuring the signature high Rococo style, each of these bowls features an opulent maritime scene
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The 18 bowls, meticulously fashioned to suit the opulent taste of Mary Jane Morgan, are a masterpiece by the famed Tiffany & Co. designer Eugene J. Soligny. With the whole art world at her fingertips, Morgan specifically sought out the expertise of the Tiffany designer Soligny to create these exquisite finger bowls. During the Victorian era, the addition of small finger bowls to accompany dessert service was newly en vogue. Morgan wished to impress her guests with a custom-made pattern created by the best of the best. Soligny’s inclination towards intricate designs and meticulous detailing perfectly complemented Morgan's well-known penchant for refinement and embellishment.
Featuring Soligny's signature high Rococo style, each of these bowls features a stunning and opulent maritime panorama. With putti surrounded by dolphins, shells and foliage, the bowls’ ornamentation required one of the most intricate molds ever produced by the firm. The center of each piece boldly showcases the MJM monogram.
When Mary Jane inherited a staggering sum of 9 million dollars upon the passing of her husband Charles Morgan, she assembled one of the most remarkable art collections in the world, perhaps only rivaled by the collection of her cousin-in-law, J.P. Morgan. Upon her own passing in 1886, her estate sale garnered unprecedented attention. Among the attendees was the founder of Tiffany & Co. himself, Charles Tiffany himself. At the sale, the famous visionary repurchased this very set, which gives one a clear idea of its superior quality.
2 3/4" high x 5 3/4" diameter each
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