14 - 15 February 2001
AN ASSEMBLED SET OF VICTORIAN SILVER FLATWARE
Various makers and dates
King's pattern, most engraved with a crest, comprising:
Eleven fish forks, engraved with the Roosevelt crest, mark of Chapple & Mantell, London, 1880
Twelve similar fish knives with silver blades
Twelve table knives with stainless steel blades, engraved with a crest, mark of Francis Higgins, London, 1897
Twelve similar dessert knives with stainless steel blades
Two silver table forks, one with pseudo hallmarks, one London, 1833 Four American silver forks, engraved L for Ludlow
Twelve American silver-plated dinner forks, engraved L for Ludlow, mark of Gorham
Twelve American silver-plated soup spoons, engraved M, mark of Tiffany & Co.
A three-piece carving set, with antler handles, silver mounts and stainless steel blades, in case, mark of Mappin & Webb
60oz. (1866gr.) weighable silver (80)
Eleanor Roosevelt used all of the flatware at Val-Kill.
The fish service was a wedding present from John A. Roosevelt I to Eleanor and Franklin D. Roosevelt. John A. Roosevelt was Franklin D. Roosevelt's uncle, the younger brother of his father. The fish service is listed in Eleanor Roosevelt's Wedding Present Book as no. 324.
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