GIO PONTI (1891-1979)
GIO PONTI (1891-1979)

'DIAMOND' FLATWARE SERVICE, DESIGNED 1958

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GIO PONTI (1891-1979)
'Diamond' Flatware Service, designed 1958
manufactured by Reed & Barton, New York
sterling silver, stainless steel
comprising 110 pieces:
twelve soup spoons
twenty-four teaspoons
two sugar spoons
two pierced serving spoons
two serving spoons
one ladle
twelve dinner forks
twelve salad forks
twelve cocktail forks
one pickle fork
two serving forks
twelve dinner knives
twelve butter knives
two master butter knives
one cake knife
one cheese knife
each marked Reed & Barton STERLING
3,860 grams (approximate weighable silver)
Literature
J. Stern, Modernism in American Silver: 20th Century Design, New Haven, 2005, p. 245

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Lot Essay

To introduce the 'Diamond' flatware service Reed & Barton organized one of the largest advertizing promotions in company history, a special reception was held at the Plaza hotel where the pattern was presented to the leading names of the press, radio and television stations.

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