Rare Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver and Antler "Pine Cone" Chafing Dish
the pattern introduced in 1897, New York, New York, this example before 1902, of circular form with milled acanthus scroll banding and antler coronet and brow-tine handle, the fitted domed lid with antler coronet handle finial, raised on a conforming base with three antler coronet and brow-tine legs joined by flat stretchers to a central silverplate spirit burner, all the antlers in mounts decorated with realistically detailed pine cones and needles.
h. 9", dia. 8-1/2", l. 14-3/4"; 67.66 t. oz. (including antlers but excluding burner)
A handsome, rare piece. The dish and all sterling elements are in very good used condition, with no
issues noted beyond some light surface wear consistent with age and use. Antlers good with no breaks or
losses. Marked (on the underside of the dish) "Tiffany & Co. / 13422 Makers 9789 / Sterling Silver / 925-
1000 / T" and "3 Pints"; the stand marked (on the stretcher and the frame) "Tiffany & Co. / Makers /
Although the burner fits perfectly into the stretcher receptacle, the fact that it is silverplate and its
condition suggest that it is a replacement; it shows some loss to the silver and blistering around the wick
cap, which has been soldered in place, as has the fuel cap. (The burner is therefore not functional.) The
wick cover is bent along one side.