Beautiful sterling silver butter dish with insert by Grosjean & Woodward for Tiffany & Company, New York. Approximately 6" in diameter, 4 3/4" tall and 14 troy ounces. No monogram. Beautifully decorated on the cover with beading around the edge of both the top and bottom pieces. See photos. Marks include TIFFANY & CO, 7239, G&W, G&W, ENGLISH STERLING, 925-1000, 18 and 550 Broadway. This mark was used from 1854-1865 and is pictured in Carpenter's book on Tiffany Silver, pg 248. According to Carpenter, "Early Tiffany silver was marked in such a way as to make very sure the buyer knew he was receiving real sterling. From 1854-1870, centered in the Tiffany mark was: ENGLISH STERLING, 925-1000. There was good reason for Tiffany using the term ENGLISH STERLING, since sterling was well above the average quality of silver used by most American silversmiths of the time." Very good condition.
Antique Sterling Silver