Decorative Arts Auction

December 07, 2015

LOT 202
American Silver and Turquoise Mounted Elephant Hide Document Case, Tiffany & Co., New York, N.Y., for the World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893
  • American Silver and Turquoise Mounted Elephant Hide Document Case, Tiffany & Co., New York, N.Y., for the World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893
  • American Silver and Turquoise Mounted Elephant Hide Document Case, Tiffany & Co., New York, N.Y., for the World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893

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American Silver and Turquoise Mounted Elephant Hide Document Case, Tiffany & Co., New York, N.Y., for the World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893

of rectangular shape, the frame engraved with scrolling leaves and set with turquoise cabochons
11" x 6" — 28 x 15 cm.

Estimate $1,000-$1,500

Realised: $1,200
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

Contains material which may be subject to import/export regulation

Literature:

The Watchmaker, Jeweller and Silversmith, 2nd September, 1889, reported that the hide of the celebrated elephant, Forepaugh, had been acquired by Tiffany & Co... “It has been tanned and cleaned in Philadelphia, and will be made up by this enterprising concern into pocket-books and valises.”