14 - 15 February 2001
A GROUP OF AMERICAN SILVER AND SILVER-PLATED ITEMS
A silver Broomcorn pattern tomato server, engraved with monogram AER, mark of Tiffany & Co., New York, circa 1905
A silver tea strainer, with rose garland border and wood handle, engraved AER, mark of Durgin, circa 1905
A silver soup ladle and five tablespoons, each Basket-of-Flowers pattern, engraved VGH, mark of Floyd Smith, New York, circa 1815
A silver-plated basting spoon, engraved FDR, mark of JR&S
A pair of silver-plated sugar tongs, engraved FDR, mark of R.Wallace
22oz. (684gr.) weighable silver (10)
The tomato server and the tea strainer were a wedding present to Eleanor and Franklin D. Roosevelt. They are listed in Eleanor Roosevelt's Wedding Present book, on display at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, Hyde Park. The tea strainer was a gift from Mrs. Perry King.
The basting spoon and the sugar tongs are engraved with the monogram of Franklin D. Roosevelt and were used by Eleanor Roosevelt at Val-kill.
The soup ladle and the five tablespoons belonged to Valentine G. Hall, the great-grandfather of Eleanor Roosevelt. They were displayed in Eleanor Roosevelt's dining room at Val-Kill, as documented in photographs.
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