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Assouline - Book - Tiffany & Co - Crafting Victory
Tiffany & Co.’s renowned hollowware workshop, located in Cumberland, Rhode Island, handcrafts the house’s spectacular sterling silver vessels, from decorative accessories such as platters and vases to some of the world’s most coveted sports trophies. The tradition of Tiffany hollowware excellence traces back to 1851, when the house purchased the operation of New York City’s most prominent silversmith. In 1860, Tiffany crafted one of its first notable trophies, the Woodlawn Vase, still awarded annually to the winner of the Preakness Stakes horse race in Baltimore, Maryland.
Master artisans at Tiffany have pushed the boundaries of silversmithing for over 170 years by combining age-old methods with cutting-edge technologies to transform flat sheets of sterling silver into gleaming three-dimensional structures that embody the house’s iconic expertise. Committed to continuing this tradition of excellence, the dedicated craftspeople of the Tiffany hollowware workshop annually create more than eighty varieties of sterling silver trophies, the most revered symbols of athletic achievement in nearly every notable field of American sports, from auto racing to yachting.
Today, the moment of triumph at many major American sporting events, including the NFL Super Bowl, the MLB World Series and the USTA U.S. Open tennis tournament, continues to be celebrated by the presentation of custom-crafted trophies from Tiffany & Co. Featuring a foreword by NBA superstar LeBron James, Crafting Victory spotlights Tiffany’s most prestigious sports trophies, showcasing imagery including archival drawings and documents, the artisanal savoir faire of the workshop and acclaimed champion athletes reveling in the joy of victory.
- 240 pages
- over 110 illustrations
- English language
- Released in August 2023
- L 33 cm x W 28.5 cm x D 4 cm
- Linen hardcover in a luxury slipcase
- 2.8 kg
About the author
LeBron James is a four-time NBA champion and the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. He has been named an NBA All-Star nineteen times. Nicknamed “King James,” he is considered one of the greatest basketball players in history. Off the court, James leads the LeBron James Family Foundation, which has opened an elementary school, housing complex, retail plaza and medical center in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.
Rachel Cormack is currently a digital editor at Robb Report. She cut her teeth writing for HuffPost, Concrete Playground and several other online publications in Australia before moving to New York at the beginning of 2019 to work at Robb Report. In 2021, she decided to journey across the pond with her husband and two cats. She is now based in London, where she covers all things luxury, from superyachts to watches to five-star hotels.
Kirk Goldsberry is a writer and professor based in Austin, Texas. He is currently an NBA analyst for ESPN, and has previously worked as the vice president for strategic research for the San Antonio Spurs, and the lead analyst for Team USA basketball. He earned his Ph.D. in geography from University of California Santa Barbara in 2007 and has taught courses at Michigan State University, Harvard College and the University of Texas. His first book, Sprawlball, became a New York Times bestseller in 2019.
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