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Aga as in Aga, T as in Tiffany

IS TIFFANY BLUE the “world’s most famous color,” as the venerable jeweler claims? I don’t know about that, but it is certainly recognizable as a box under the Christmas tree or even . . . as a kitchen range?

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Turns out that Tiffany has decided to come up with “ultimate” Christmas gifts, in the spirit of the famous Neiman Marcus extravaganzas, and has teamed up with the Aga Stove Company of Great Britain to offer something that essentially is a Tiffany blue box: a one-of-kind Aga stove, priced “from $50,000.”

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But wait! There’s more!

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Reading the details of the Very, Very Tiffany Holiday gift list, we learn that the Aga Total Control 3-Oven Cast Iron Range  doesn’t travel alone. It comes with a very complete set of Tiffany’s Color Block china, meaning service for 12 of everything you can think of, from dinner and dessert plates, to serving bowls and platters to creamer and sugar, salt and pepper set, cups and mugs and even napkin rings and a cake stand. (But not, alas, the new $275 Two-Piece Serving Set, known to most of us as, dare I say it, a chip and dip bowl.)

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Then there’s the service for 12 of Tiffany’s Diamond Point crystal—barware, wine glasses, decanter, ice bucket and more.

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And 12 five-piece settings of Tiffany’s Bamboo sterling-silver flatware. Plus Bamboo sterling-silver cheese service and cake serving pieces.

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All atop a lovely Flora and Fauna Tray in rattan and leather. (That alone is $1,550 at the store.) The leather surface of the tray is, of course, Tiffany blue.

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Quite the haul, and you have to write only one check!

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If this doesn’t appeal, not to worry! There’s a $95,000 pool table by Blatt Billiards (yes, the usual green felt is Tiffany blue instead). A $112,000 Advent calendar, each day promising a gold or silver bauble. An Indian Scout Model motorcycle for $35,000.

For those of us on a fixed income, the regular catalogue offerings will have to do, for instance, a Tiffany Snow Globe of mouth-blown glass and American walnut, $775. The “snow” is, of course, Tiffany blue. Or, if we have to settle, a set of 10 holiday cards depicting the snow globe, $75.

—Nancy McKeon



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