Elsa Peretti Small Thumbprint Water Cup
Certainly all of the creations by Elsa Peretti are beautiful. The one piece that exemplifies her purity of design is the water cup she designed for Tiffany & Co. The thin sterling silver walls and smooth sculptural thumbprints take this simple object to another level.
When my son was born, I was given some lovely baby items from Tiffany & Co. I kept one silver moon teething ring and brought the rest back to Tiffany & Co. on Fifth Avenue to exchange them for a pair of water cups. I had a date with a dear friend to go to the Cooper Hewitt Museum that evening, and the cups were perfect for a quick picnic in Central Park with deli sandwiches and a bottle of crémant.
This cup is a smaller version of the thumbprint cup that I have not seen offered. It measures 2.25" by 2.25" inches and has a 24kt gold vermeil on the interior.