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    A NINETY PIECE ELIEL SAARINEN DESIGNED CONTEMPORA PATTERN SILVER FLATWARE SERVICE FOR DOMINICK & HAFF
    Dominick & Haff, New York, New York, designed 1930
    Marks: (rectangle-circle-diamond), STERLING
    9-3/4 inches long (24.8 cm) (dinner knife)
    101.81 troy ounces (excluding knives)

    From The Lauren Stanley Silver Collection

    The skyscraper inspired flatware service comprising:
    8 dinner knives;
    8 dinner forks;
    8 luncheon forks;
    8 salad forks;
    8 teaspoons;
    9 oval soup spoons;
    8 cream soup spoons;
    5 gumbo spoons;
    8 butter spreaders;
    6 iced tea spoons;
    8 fruit spoons;
    3 cocktail forks;
    1 sugar serving spoon;
    1 meat fork;
    1 casserole spoon.
    90 Pieces total

    In 1927, Finnish-born Eliel Saarinen was one of nine architects invited by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to design thirteen room settings for The Architect and the Industrial Arts, its eleventh exhibition of contemporary American design. The organizers requested that all furnishings and accessories for a room be included, and they stipulated that no object displayed could already be in production. For the exhibit, Eliel Saarinen created a dining room outfitted with four new patterns of flatware that were displayed on the dining room table, including 'Contempora', officially offered to and designed for Dominick & Haff in 1929.



    More information about DOMINICK & HAFF.

    Condition Report*: Presents well with surface scratches and wear commensurate with age.
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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2014
    8th-10th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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