Of Canadian Interest: An important American silver ice bowl
By Tiffany & Co, circa 1860, incuse stamped Tiffany & Co, English Sterling 925-1000, 550 Broadway, 1133 and 7481
The base formed as three polar bears, standing on a jagged ice formation supporting a hemispherical bowl with egg and dart beaded rim engraved with presentation inscription 'Presented to Charles John Brydges Esquire Managing Director By the employees of The Great Western Railway of Canada as a token of their respect and esteem. Hamilton 17th May 1861' , height 22.5cm, diameter 32.8cm, weight 162.2oz.
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