Garment Brush From Steam Yacht "Aztec" Of 1902
Ivory garment brush by Tiffany & Co., Union Square New York from the steam yacht Aztec of 1902. Owned by Albert Cameron Burrage (1859 - 1931) Boston attorney and copper baron, the Gardner & Cox designed "Aztec" was a 263' steam yacht with an interior considered to be one of the most luxurious of the day. These ivory pieces are emblazoned with the New York Yacht Club burgee as well as the Burrage house flag in cloisonne. "Aztec" is scribed into the ivory handle. The garment brush is fastened with gold plated Edwardian script initials "RB". She carried 270 tons of coal and could steam 5500 miles without re-fueling.