This is just show and tell I guess, but I'm elated that finally, I got the Tiffany & Co. "Owl" mustard pot that I've been after for over a year now. I thought I'd show some pics of it as you folks on this forum are unabashedly silver nuts just like me; we are few and far between no?
A customer brought it in
and showed it to me a long time ago and I made
an offer; but it took a over a year, a fist full of cash and a small pair of 14-karat and diamond hoop earrings to get it in
my 39 years of the jewelry business, I've come across (and kept!) a lot of really cool silver, but this, although not the most valuable, is my favorite piece!
I've even found it in
my copy of "Tiffany Table Settings" copyright 1960. There's a salt and pepper shaker that go with it and of course I'm on the hunt for those. Marked both "STERLING" and "ENGLAND
" it was obviously made
(presumably to the American market). The little guy weighs in
at a hefty 413 grams w/o the liner. The letter date for the owl is 1961 and the spoon is 1962.
A few more pix on this slideshow:https://flic.kr/s/aHsktKK5er
compliments and regards,