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    A Two Hundred Twenty-Two-Piece Whiting Mfg. Co. Lily Pattern Flatware Service for Twelve, New York , early 20th century
    Marks: (W-griffin), STERLING, (various)
    14-1/2 inches (36.8 cm) (longest)
    251.01 troy ounces (weighable)

    The Lily pattern flatware service comprising:
    24 dinner knives, 12 with monogram;
    12 butter spreaders, 9 with monogram;
    12 dinner forks, 6 with monogram;
    11 luncheon fork, each with monogram;
    12 salad forks, 10 with monogram;
    12 pie forks, each with monogram;
    18 oyster forks, 12 with monogram;
    12 ice cream forks;
    8 place spoons, 6 with monogram;
    12 table spoons;
    18 teaspoons, 17 with monogram;
    12 soup spoons, 9 with monogram;
    12 cream soup spoons;
    12 bouillon spoons;
    12 demitasse spoons;
    12 iced tea spoons, 6 with monogram;
    1 carving knife, with monogram;
    1 carving fork, with monogram;
    1 cake server;
    1 pie server;
    1 macaroni server;
    1 cold meat serving fork;
    1 salad serving fork;
    1 salad serving spoon;
    1 gravy ladle;
    1 sugar spoon, with monogram;
    1 olive serving spoon, with monogram.
    222 Total

    The service housed in two fitted boxes.

    Condition Report*: Overall presenting very well, with scattered surface scratches and pin dints as expected with age and use. Oxidation to non-silver components of carving set.
    *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
    May, 2021
    20th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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