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Spencer Marks


19th and 20th century fine and unique silver.

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Southampton , MA 01073
United States

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Tiffany & Co Rare Antique Sterling Silver Dragon-handled Ewer, NYC, NY, 1883

Tiffany & Co Rare Antique Sterling Silver Dragon-handled Ewer, NYC, NY, 1883

This rare ewer is exquisite and a remarkable example of the imaginative designs and quality that one expects from the finest silver produced by Tiffany & Co.

A dragon, clutching the opening, is perched on the bulbous body with a long tail traveling down the back. The design of the head, with its open mouth, long whiskers, and facial expression, transforms this menacing creature into a somewhat jovial character. We're curious if he's helping to pour the wine or stealing a sip! Completing the dragon is the arched, textured handle with outstretched feet. The details of this mythical creature are exceptional, as is the body of the piece.

Underneath the spout is an engraved 'K' initial above rows of hanging lotus leaves with parcel-gilt tips. This motif is replicated on a larger scale, rising upwards from the bottom. Stunningly chased and applied exotic branches of needles or leaves (1) flow in various directions around the body. Twelve aesthetic movement floral bosses with beaded centers, teardrop petals, and beaded borders ornament the body. 

This magnificent ewer is marked "TIFFANY & Co/ 7366 MAKERS 6410/ STERLING-SILVER/ 925-1000/ M/ 1028." It measures 14 inches tall, weighs 61.90 troy ounces, and is in very good/ excellent antique condition with light wear to the gilding, a small crease in one lotus leaf near the base, and the loss of one small Cycad (?) leaf.


Gorham Antique Sterling Silver 'Sample' Inkstand with Antlers, Providence, RI, 1900

Whiting Manufacturing Company Antique Sterling Silver and Mixed Metal Aesthetic Movement Bowl, New York, NY, c. 1880s

Pair of Hayes & McFarland 'Sun Ray' Art Deco Sterling Vases, Mount Vernon, NY, 1928

Tiffany & Co Antique Sterling Silver Tall Vase, NYC, NY, c. 1895

Paul Storr George III Sterling Silver Covered Tureen on Stand, London, 1799/1800

Kennard & Jenks Antique Sterling Silver Repoussé Pitcher with Original Stand, Boston, c. 1879

Tiffany & Co Antique Sterling and Mixed Metals Salver, NYC, NY, c. 1879

Katherine Pratt Arts & Crafts Sterling Silver Exhibition Centerpiece Bowl, Dedham, MA, c. 1927

Tiffany & Co. Antique Sterling Silver 'Renaissance' Covered Server designed by Paulding Farnham, NYC, NY, c. 1904

Gorham Antique Copper and Silverplate Umbrella Stand, Providence, RI, 1882

John C. Moore Antique Coin Silver Gothic Sugar Bowl, NYC, NY, c. 1846-51

Tiffany & Co Antique Sterling Silver "Newport Citizens Cup" Yachting Trophy, NYC, NY, 1887


Mark McHugh and Spencer Gordon have been in business together as Spencer Marks since 1987. We sell fine silver at prominent antique shows and on our website.

Over the years, we've had many exceptional items. Our clients include many museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Philadelphia Museum of Art; Winterthur Museum; The Yale University Art Gallery; The Art Institute of Chicago; The Dallas Museum of Art and others; several historical societies and many important private collectors. We’ve shared our research to assist with these recent scholarly projects: "Gorham Silver: Designing Brilliance 1850-1970", "Collecting Inspiration: Edward C. Moore at Tiffany & Co.", and the PBS documentary, "Chasing Silver."

The editor of Silver Magazine has said we are "...some of the most knowledgeable (people) in the field of silver." Others agree. We've been quoted as experts in Maine Antique Digest, Antiques and the Arts Weekly, Town and Country, the Philadelphia Inquirer, House Beautiful, House and Garden, and American Express's Departures Magazine, among others.