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    A Tiffany & Co. American Indian Pattern Partial Gilt Silver and Enameled Bon Bon Spoon, New York, New York, designed by Charles T. Grosjean, circa 1885
    Marks: TIFFANY & CO, STERLING, M, 665
    5-7/8 inches long (14.9 cm)
    2.19 troy ounces
    Spoon with gilt washed bowl engraved with Native American motifs, figural stem and terminal depicting dancing chief.

    Tiffany's American Indian pattern is an extremely uncommon setting whose population is known to include at least one full dinner service, commissioned in the 1890's by William Randolph Hearst. The multi-motif pattern featured twelve terminal iterations depicting Native American dancers and buffalo. The design was drafted by Charles T. Grosjean and inspired by "Caitlin's Illustrations of North American Indians" and "Objects from the National Museum, Washington, D.C.," according to surviving literature in Tiffany's archives.

    Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800.

    Condition Report*:

    Enameling possibly of later vintage, bowl engraved FIB, errant scratching, with wear commensurate with age and use.

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