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Silver Lyon

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iconnumber posted 09-07-2006 01:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Silver Lyon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Tiffany exhibited at the Paris Exhibition of 1878.

English Birmingham makers Elkington & Co. did so also.

This is a note from the archives of Elkington & Co. in which their manager at the Exhibition is having thoughts about the rival silversmiths' products!!

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iconnumber posted 09-07-2006 02:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FredZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great bit of inside information. Seems the Mixed metal pieces were a big hit. I am not familiar with Nicoud.


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iconnumber posted 09-07-2006 04:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Found on the Internet:

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iconnumber posted 09-07-2006 06:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for adelapt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fascinating stuff! Thank you both very much.

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Ulysses Dietz

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iconnumber posted 09-15-2006 04:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ulysses Dietz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's a piece the writer of that letter would have been looking at.

20 inches diameter, inlaid with copper, gold, niello. Probably designed by Eugene Soligny for Tiffany & Co., and originally made for the Centennial Exposition in 1876 in Philadelphia.

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iconnumber posted 09-15-2006 04:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ulysses Dietz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And too small, but here's a case of coffee spoons by Tiffany, all different but very Japanese. Enameled, niello & copper inlaid, etc. With an odd "Olympian" spoon for fun.

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