19th c. Tiffany Silver Cake Basket, Grosjean and W
Sterling silver cake basket of oval footed form with repousse flowers and vines, joined by two cartouches (monogrammed RWS from CS and March 12, 1859), with the rib-twisted swing-style handle design repeating at the outer edges. Marked on base Tiffany & Co 5158 G & W (for Grosjean and Woodward) English Sterling 925-1000 9 550 Broadway NY. 9-1/4"H x 11"W x 8-5/8"D. 23.66 oz troy. Circa 1859. Note: Grosjean and Woodward were among the earliest suppliers of hollowware for Tiffany. Provenance: Private Middle Tennessee collection.