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    Sale 2259

    Important Objects of Vertu, English, Continental and American Silver

    22 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 88

    AN AMERICAN SILVER FLATWARE SERVICE

    MARK OF TIFFANY & CO., NEW YORK, CIRCA 1922

    Price Realised  

    AN AMERICAN SILVER FLATWARE SERVICE
    MARK OF TIFFANY & CO., NEW YORK, CIRCA 1922
    Olympian pattern, engraved with monogram SID, comprising:
    Twelve dinner forks
    Nine lunch forks
    Twelve fish forks
    Twelve game forks, with steel tines
    Twelve terrapin forks
    Eleven pastry forks, with gilt tines
    Eleven salad forks, with gilt tines
    Ten two-pronged fruit forks
    Twelve seafood forks, with gilt tines
    Twelve ice cream forks, with gilt tines
    Twelve citrus spoons
    Twelve small teaspoons
    Twelve coffee spoons, with gilt bowls
    Seven teaspoons
    Eleven ice cream spoons
    Ten table spoons
    Eleven large soup spoons
    Twelve small soup spoons
    Twelve iced-tea spoons
    Eleven butter knives, with silver blades
    Eleven game knives, with stainless steel blades
    Twelve dinner knives, with stainless steel blades
    Eight lunch knives, with stainless steel blades
    Eleven dessert knives, with stainless steel blades
    Twelve fish knives, with stainless steel blades
    Ten fruit knives, with serrated stainless steel blades
    Four vegetable spoons
    Four serving forks
    Two large serving spoons
    A salad fork and spoon, with gilt tines
    A soup ladle
    Two sauce ladles, in sizes
    A butter pick
    Two salt spoons
    A cheese scoop
    Two pairs of sandwich tongs
    A pair of asparagus tongs
    A pastry server, with gilt serrated blade
    A fish fork, with gilt tines
    A fish slice, with gilt blade
    A roast holder, with stainless steel tines
    Two olive spoons
    A pair of ice tongs
    An ice cream server
    A crumber
    A pea server, with pierced bowl
    A tomato lifer, with pierced bowl
    Two petit fours servers
    A saratoga chip server
    A sardine fork
    A pair of sugar tongs
    A sugar sifter, with gilt bowl
    Four serving spoons, in sizes, with gilt bowls
    A small crumber
    A small lifter,
    in original fitted canteen, marked Tiffany & Co.
    457 oz. 10 dwt. (14,242 gr.) weighable silver (332)


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    Provenance

    This service was given to Ida and Sam Dembow Jr. (Executive Vice President of Paramount Pictures), in honor of their marriage, 10 February 1922, by Jack Warner, of Warner Brothers Studios.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A DESCENDENT OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER