Tiffany & Co silver table garniture to see $350,000 at Christie's?

A set of circa 1883 candelabra and centrepiece bowls by Tiffany & Co are to headline Christie's Important Silver sale in New York on October 23 with a $250,000-350,000 valuation.

The candelabra feature depictions of mythological creatures - one base features nymphs riding dolphins while the other bears tritons riding seahorses.

Both are adorned with mouldings of shells and seaweed, while the bowls feature similar decoration.

Tiffany candleabra Christie's
The tableware features depictions of mythical creatures

In 2004, a set of silver cutlery by Tiffany achieved $215,000 against an estimate of $90,000-120,000.

A fine George II silver cake basket bearing the mark of Paul De Lamerie and estimated at $150,000-250,000 is another highlight of the sale.

The piece also features depictions of mythical sea creatures, alongside representations of the four seasons.

Lamerie silver Christie's
The basket is distinctly larger than other Lamerie baskets from the same period

A large silver sideboard dish by Lamerie sold for £1.5m ($2.3m) at Christie's London in 1991 - a record price for a piece of silverware at the time.

A monumental German gilt silver sideboard dish circa 1650 carries an estimate of $150,000-250,000.

The plate is decorated with an allegorical scene, relating to the Ottoman-Hapsburg wars, that depicts the four continents of Asia, Africa, Europe and America.

It is likely that the dish would have been commissioned by a European court as a diplomatic gift - as similar examples featured in the collection of the Russian tsars.

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