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    A CASED AMERICAN SILVER GILT DESSERT SERVICE
    Tiffany & Co., New York, New York, circa 1872
    Marks: TIFFANY & CO., STERLING, M
    9 inches long (22.9 cm) berry spoon
    72.46 troy ounces

    PROVENANCE:
    The Graham and Jean Devoe Williford Charitable Trust

    The silver gilt dessert service in the Vine pattern comprising:

    12 dessert forks with daisy decoration;
    12 dessert knives with pomegranate decoration;
    12 ice cream spoons with gourd decoration;
    12 demi tasse spoons with wild rose decoration;
    1 shell form berry spoon with grape decoration;
    1 ice cream server with raspberry decoration;
    1 sugar sifter with raspberry decoration;
    1 nut shovel with wild rose decoration;
    1 bon bon spoon with raspberry decoration;
    1 pair of sugar tongs with wild rose decoration.
    (54 pieces total)

    In original fitted oak suede lined case bearing Tiffany & Co, Silversmiths brass tag.




    Condition Report*: minor surface wear, minor losses to gilding.  Three demi tasse spoons lacking gilding.  Losses, staining and wear to case.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    6th-7th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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