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Patrick Vyvyan

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iconnumber posted 05-05-2005 06:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Patrick Vyvyan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
THe splendid teapot recently purchased by The Newark Museum Japanesque teapot, newly acquired reminds me of another star Tiffany attraction at the Paris 1878 exhibition, the service commissioned by the "king" of the Comstock Lode, John Mackay.
"As a gift for his wife Louise, John Mackay sent more than half a ton of silver to Tiffany and Company in New York for the finest silver service possible. Two hundred silversmiths worked for two years to create what is now known as the Mackay Silver Collection, 1,350 pieces, weighing 14,718 ounces. The silver was displayed at the 1878 Paris Exposition in Paris, France."
A number of pieces can be seen at the W.M. Keck Museum of the University of Nevada at Reno, and on the internet at [<gone from the internet> mines.unr.edu/museum/silver_collection2.html] MACKAY SILVER COLLECTION

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William Hood

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iconnumber posted 05-05-2005 06:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for William Hood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For more about the Mackay service, see Carpenter and Carpenter, Tiffany Silver (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1978), pp. 56-67; and Hood, Berlin and Wawrynek, Tiffany Silver Flatware, 1845-1905: When Dining Was an Art (Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors' Club, 2000), pp. 292-294.

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