Magnificent Tiffany & Co fruit bowl could bring $20k

Skinner, Inc is holding an auction of European Furniture and Decorative Arts, featuring Fine Silver on Saturday, April 10, in Boston gallery, US.

Nearly 1,000 items will be up for bid, with about half the offerings representing lots of fine silver.

The auction's cover lot is a Tiffany & Co sterling fruit bowl with bacchante handles, attributed to one of Tiffany's most celebrated designers and chasers, Eugene J Soligny.

Estimated at $15,000-20,000, the bowl is monogrammed EBO for Ella Belzer Ottmann, daughter of Emily Belzer and Jacob Ottmann.

The Tiffany & Co sterling fruit bowl, designed by Eugene J. Soligny

Ottmann was a prominent German-American businessman who founded the J Ottmann Lithographic Company.

Other highlights will include an important George III silver-gilt flagon, made in London in 1792 by John Schofield.

The monogram, AF, is topped by a coronet of a British prince.

The depicted prince is thought to be either Prince Augustus Frederick or Prince Adolphus Frederick, both sons of King George III and Queen Charlotte.

The flagon is estimated at $3,000-5,000.


Image: Skinner Inc

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