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The front and back halves of the flask's oval body are seamed at its perimeter. Both body and cap are deeply repoussé chased with roses, peonies, violets, daisies and ferns. The flask's capacity is 1 1/2 gills (1 gill equals 1/4 liquid pint). Though the cap screws down and is fitted with a...

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Inscription

"CCC" in script in a central rounded reserve.

Marks

Struck incuse "TIFFANY & Co. / 8929 M 1635 / STERLING / 1 1/2 GILLS" in Roman letters. The pattern number "8929" indicates a production date of 1886. The initial "M" is for Edward C. Moore. Ada Mark X

Provenance

Early history unknown. Acquired by former MFA curator Kathryn C. Buhler and made a gift.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry Buhler

New York, 1886

Object Place

New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

13.1 x 8.2 x 3 cm (5 3/16 x 3 1/4 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1979.410

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware