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Classic sterling silver trophy cup. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1965. Urn with flared rim, capped scroll side handles, and raised and gadrooned foot. Good heft and lots of room for engraving. Hallmarked. Very good condition.

Large dimensions: H 6 3/8 x W 10 1/2 x D 6 1/2 in. Heavy weight: 34.2 troy ounces. #BP793



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Tiffany & Co. Silver Jewelry Cleaning and Polishing Tips

As the proud owner of a sterling silver serving tray manufactured by Tiffany & Co., silver jewelry, and even a small picture frame fashioned from the precious metal, I am meticulous about their shine. Anyone who has ever owned a piece of jewelry or other item fashioned from silver or containing silver parts knows that these items tend to tarnish quickly.

Even as popular lore will seek to inform you that silver reacts with the elements around it, a closer look at its chemical properties as indicated on the periodic table indicates that this is not the case! Instead, it is the metal that accompanies the silver – for the sake of jewelry and tableware manufacture this is usually copper – which is known to react with elements found in the atmosphere, most notably oxygen and sulphur. The result of this chemical reaction is a grey tarnish which speaks of the corrosion and change in atomic oxidation number.

Cleaning and polishing tips for Tiffany & Co. silver jewelry and other products are mentioned on the company’s website, and by and large the main suggestion is the purchase of a non-abrasive silver polish which should then be applied according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. While this is a great solution when company is a scant half hour away and I want to get the Tiffany & Co.’s silver jewelry looking great now, in the long run there are other methods which yield better results.

Removing silver tarnish with the transfer method

Find a cooking pot large enough to contain the silver item you wish to polish. Place heavy duty aluminum foil inside the pot so that it fits like a second skin over the inside of the pot. Mix a gallon of lukewarm water with a third cup of baking soda and a third cup of liquid dish soap.

Place the pot on the stove and put the silver item into the aluminum foil padded pot, gently pour in the liquid and turn on the heat. Simmer – do not boil! – the mix for a third of an hour (20 minutes, but using 1/3 makes it easier to remember all the figures involved). At the end of that time remove the silver item and wash it. The aluminum foil will have taken on the tarnish and may now be discarded.

The advantage of this method rests in the fact that no harsh chemicals may adversely affect the finish of the sterling silver while at the same time no scratches are being made on the material.

Proper storage for Tiffany & Co. silver jewelry and decorative items

Tarnish resistant cloths and storage boxes are now being sold by jewelers and online. The goal of such storage is to minimize the silver item’s exposure to the atmosphere and thus slow any tarnishing that takes place from the reaction of the contained copper with the atmosphere’s compounds. Keep in mind that this is not 100% effective but instead will lessen the visible tarnish that requires removal prior to using the item the next time.

In addition to the foregoing, always use a jeweler’s cloth to polish the item prior to storing it. Touching your Tiffany & Co. silver jewelry and other items will transfer the salts on your skin that are associated with your sweat onto the metal. Salt is a known corrosive and will increase the rate of tarnishing even if the item is locked away in a tarnish safe box. Removing the salts with the pre-storage quick polish is a great way to keep your silver looking better, longer.

A word of caution for jewelry containing gems

Even as Tiffany & Co. silver jewelry should be taken to the jeweler once a year for a professional cleaning, many consumers forget to follow that little bit of advice. Yet if your jewelry features gems of any kind, this is a crucial aspect of keeping it looking great for decades to come! Many commercially available silver polishes will do a good job at cleaning the silver but they are known to damage some gems, or more specifically their sheen.

Professional polishing in these cases is the only method acknowledged safe and efficient.

Sources:

Periodic table

Tiffany & Co.


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Tiffany, The Real Thing
By Reyne Haines

One of the questions I get asked all the time is, "How can I tell an authentic piece of Tiffany glass from a fake?"

Well, if it was that easy, none of us would be fooled. There is no one magical phrase I can tell you that will save you from being taken, but there are a few tips I can share with you to help you be on the look out for "Tiffanyesque" items.

Louis Comfort Tiffany began producing his favrile glass (favrile meaning hand made) in 1885 under the company name Tiffany Glass Company. In 1892 it became Tiffany Glass & Decorating Company. In 1902 it was Tiffany Furnaces and finally in 1920 it became Louis C. Tiffany Furnaces, Inc.

Tiffany was not the only glass genius producing iridescent wares during this time. His largest competitor was Frederick Carder of Steuben Glass in Corning New York. Another designer across the pond was the Austrian firm, Loetz.

Beginning collectors often assume if its green and iridescent, its Loetz. If it's gold and iridescent, it's Tiffany. Not always so.

With that being said, one of the first tips I can offer would be to study examples of Tiffany glass, and also his competitors. Some shapes are similar, but the coloring, the iridescence and the decoration can be the giveaway.

All gold iridescence is not made equally. We see this even in early Steuben. Steubens gold aurene and blue aurene vases that were made early on (having 3 digit shape numbers on the base) have a more silvery iridescence, while the later designs offered a more brassy iridescence.

A Tiffany gold favrile vase, and a Steuben gold aurene vase, while might be similar in shape, are vastly different in color. It becomes easy to distinguish when placing one next to the other.

Over the years I have seen Tiffany glass signed Steuben, Loetz glass signed Tiffany, and Steuben glass signed Loetz and or Tiffany. There was a good array of Steuben glass and Loetz that was sold unsigned. This leaves a blank canvas for less than honest individuals to take what is an old piece of glass, and perhaps enhance its value by giving it signature credibility. "What we have here is a signed Tiffany blue favrile vase." What is wrong with this statement? When someone offers you something as a "signed" Tiffany blue favrile vase… they are not warranting it to be authentic, they are just saying it is signed Tiffany.

Tiffany double gourd vase
Tiffany double gourd vase
Loetz decorated gourd vase
Loetz decorated gourd vase
Showing a comparison of shapes.
Tiffany Jack in the Pulpits
Tiffany Jack in the Pulpits
Lundberg Jack in the Pulpits
Lundberg Jack in the Pulpits

Signatures are the easiest part of a reproduction. You can add a signature to anything, but it does not make it authentic. Again, the statement "Buy the glass for its quality, not for how it is signed" comes into play. Unscrupulous sellers might add signatures to things, hoping to find people with enough knowledge to be a danger to themselves. You recognize the name, know that company made glass with these characteristics, therefore it must be authentic.

Let's talk about a few key points with Tiffany signatures. There is no one simple way Tiffany glass was signed. Some offered paper labels (hence some pieces being without a signature). Paper labels are currently being reproduced and added to pieces that are not Tiffany. Be leery of glass with a paper label until you become more familiar with Tiffany glass. Some offer an L.C.T. only, some are L.C. Tiffany Favrile, Inc. or deviations of that signature, and some are Louis C. Tiffany Favrile Inc. Some have numbers. Some have numbers with a letter prefix, some with a letter suffix. The number and letter do not signify a shape or model number.

Signatures 9 times out of 10 are etched on the underside base counter clockwise. If you turn a piece over and look at the base, you will see the signature under the center pontil going from left to right. There are exceptions to every rule, but this is what you will find on the majority of pieces made.



Tiffany button pontil
Tiffany button pontil
Tiffany paper label
Tiffany paper label
polished pontil
polished pontil


Some books have reported that all Tiffany pontils are polished. This is not true. There are some cases, usually candlesticks and floriforms, where you will find rough or broken pontil marks. The more common pontil is a nice round polished pontil. There are also button pontils. A button pontil is additional glass that is applied to a rough pontil area, similar to that of a wafer. In case you don't know, a pontil is sometimes called a punty. A pontil is created when an iron rod is used in which a partially finished molten object is tranferred from the blowpipe. A small gathering is attached to the rod, and adhere to the "bottom" of the glass object. Pieces are moved from a blowpipe to a pontil in order to finish a bottle neck, or shape the mouth opening. When detached, it leaves a rough pontil mark.

Similar shapes have been made by Tiffany and his competitors. However, if you study similar shapes you will see subtle differences. Tiffany forms are most often freeform and organic. Steuben shapes appear to be more contrived.

This brings me to my final note. Not all misattributed glass is old. In the 1970s we began to see a resurgence of iridescent contemporary glass available on the market. Most was made in the California region. Lundberg Studios and Orient & Flume, both still in business 30 years later, are producing lovely, modern iridescent and paperweight type glassware. The iridescent wares produced by both companies are easy to spot by seasoned collectors, but new collectors must beware. Many unscrupulous sellers over the years have polished off the original signatures by the makers, and added signatures that resemble those you would find on an authentic Tiffany piece. Phoenix Studios, another California firm also creates iridescent glass. They are best known in the business for their reproduction lily shades which we find on lily lamps, being sold as Tiffany.

By arming yourself with information, you can avoid being taken by these modern day look-alikes. You can visit all three companies' websites (www.lundbergstudios.com, www.phoenixartglass.com and www.orientandflume.com) to see what is in current production. Also, spend some time viewing various well-known websites (be careful of eBay listings in particular, though, unless they are from sellers known to you) offering vintage pieces for sale. Once you have a feel for the shapes, decorations and colors, you'll be able to avoid making the mistake of purchasing one of these fakes or misattributed pieces in an estate sale or shop.

You can also become more educated by attending major auctions of art glass and viewing the lots in person, as well as visiting any Tiffany glass museum exhibitions that come to your locale. In the meantime, the best method of purchasing items for your collection is to buy from someone you know and trust.

Recommending Reading:

Louis C. Tiffany: Glass, Lamps and Bronze by Robert Koch
Rebel in Glass by Robert Koch

Places to shop:

Reyne Gallery
17 East 8th Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 651-4198
www.reyne.com

Lillian Nassau Ltd.
220 East 57th Street
New York NY 10028
(212) 759-6062
www.lilliannassau.com

Finer Art Source
www.finerartsource.com
(only on the net)

Linda's Unique Antique
www.lc-tiffany.com
(only on the net)


Reyne Haines has been a dealer in Decorative Arts since 1991. She has been an appraiser with Antiques Roadshow since 1997 and owns Reyne Gallery in downtown Cincinnati Ohio.

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Tiffany & Co. Silver Jewelry Cleaning and Polishing Tips

As the proud owner of a sterling silver serving tray manufactured by Tiffany & Co., silver jewelry, and even a small picture frame fashioned from the precious metal, I am meticulous about their shine. Anyone who has ever owned a piece of jewelry or other item fashioned from silver or containing silver parts knows that these items tend to tarnish quickly.

Even as popular lore will seek to inform you that silver reacts with the elements around it, a closer look at its chemical properties as indicated on the periodic table indicates that this is not the case! Instead, it is the metal that accompanies the silver – for the sake of jewelry and tableware manufacture this is usually copper – which is known to react with elementԊ jewelry tiffany Classic Tiffany Sterling Silver Trophy Cup – Large Version

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646-863-5416

Sale Price: $1,750.00
Listed Price $2,500.00
  Stock #BP793

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Classic Tiffany Sterling Silver Trophy Cup – Large Version
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Sale Price: $1,750.00
Listed Price $2,500.00


Classic sterling silver trophy cup. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1965. Urn with flared rim, capped scroll side handles, and raised and gadrooned foot. Good heft and lots of room for engraving. Hallmarked. Very good condition.

Large dimensions: H 6 3/8 x W 10 1/2 x D 6 1/2 in. Heavy weight: 34.2 troy ounces. #BP793



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Tiffany & Co. Silver Jewelry Cleaning and Polishing Tips

As the proud owner of a sterling silver serving tray manufactured by Tiffany & Co., silver jewelry, and even a small picture frame fashioned from the precious metal, I am meticulous about their shine. Anyone who has ever owned a piece of jewelry or other item fashioned from silver or containing silver parts knows that these items tend to tarnish quickly.

Even as popular lore will seek to inform you that silver reacts with the elements around it, a closer look at its chemical properties as indicated on the periodic table indicates that this is not the case! Instead, it is the metal that accompanies the silver – for the sake of jewelry and tableware manufacture this is usually copper – which is known to react with elements found in the atmosphere, most notably oxygen and sulphur. The result of this chemical reaction is a grey tarnish which speaks of the corrosion and change in atomic oxidation number.

Cleaning and polishing tips for Tiffany & Co. silver jewelry and other products are mentioned on the company’s website, and by and large the main suggestion is the purchase of a non-abrasive silver polish which should then be applied according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. While this is a great solution when company is a scant half hour away and I want to get the Tiffany & Co.’s silver jewelry looking great now, in the long run there are other methods which yield better results.

Removing silver tarnish with the transfer method

Find a cooking pot large enough to contain the silver item you wish to polish. Place heavy duty aluminum foil inside the pot so that it fits like a second skin over the inside of the pot. Mix a gallon of lukewarm water with a third cup of baking soda and a third cup of liquid dish soap.

Place the pot on the stove and put the silver item into the aluminum foil padded pot, gently pour in the liquid and turn on the heat. Simmer – do not boil! – the mix for a third of an hour (20 minutes, but using 1/3 makes it easier to remember all the figures involved). At the end of that time remove the silver item and wash it. The aluminum foil will have taken on the tarnish and may now be discarded.

The advantage of this method rests in the fact that no harsh chemicals may adversely affect the finish of the sterling silver while at the same time no scratches are being made on the material.

Proper storage for Tiffany & Co. silver jewelry and decorative items

Tarnish resistant cloths and storage boxes are now being sold by jewelers and online. The goal of such storage is to minimize the silver item’s exposure to the atmosphere and thus slow any tarnishing that takes place from the reaction of the contained copper with the atmosphere’s compounds. Keep in mind that this is not 100% effective but instead will lessen the visible tarnish that requires removal prior to using the item the next time.

In addition to the foregoing, always use a jeweler’s cloth to polish the item prior to storing it. Touching your Tiffany & Co. silver jewelry and other items will transfer the salts on your skin that are associated with your sweat onto the metal. Salt is a known corrosive and will increase the rate of tarnishing even if the item is locked away in a tarnish safe box. Removing the salts with the pre-storage quick polish is a great way to keep your silver looking better, longer.

A word of caution for jewelry containing gems

Even as Tiffany & Co. silver jewelry should be taken to the jeweler once a year for a professional cleaning, many consumers forget to follow that little bit of advice. Yet if your jewelry features gems of any kind, this is a crucial aspect of keeping it looking great for decades to come! Many commercially available silver polishes will do a good job at cleaning the silver but they are known to damage some gems, or more specifically their sheen.

Professional polishing in these cases is the only method acknowledged safe and efficient.

Sources:

Periodic table

Tiffany & Co.

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