Description

    AN AMERICAN CASED SILVER SERVICE FOR TWENTY-FOUR
    Tiffany & Co., New York, New York, circa 1880
    Marks: TIFFANY & CO., STERLING, PAT. 1880, M, (swan)
    10-3/8 inches long (26.4 cm)
    752.2 ounces (gross)

    PROVENANCE:
    Frederick William Sharon (1862-1915), thence by descent to
    Florence Louise Breckenridge, Lady Fermor-Hesketh, Easton Neston, Northamptonshire
    Sotheby's, Easton Neston, Northamptonshire, May 19, 2005, lot 1051

    In the Chrysanthemum pattern, fruit forks, berry spoon, sugar sifter, cheese scoop, and cream ladle with gilt bowl or tine, monogrammed to the terminal FWS. Bearing French import marks. The set comprising:

    Comprising:
    24 dinner forks
    24 luncheon forks
    23 dessert forks
    24 fruit forks
    24 dinner knives
    24 luncheon knives
    24 fish knives;
    24 fruit knives;
    24 tea spoons;
    24 table spoons;
    24 dessert spoons;
    5 piece steel banded carving set;
    1 serving spoon;
    1 berry spoon;
    2 gravy ladles;
    1 large ladle;
    1 sugar sifter;
    1 sardine fork;
    1 cheese scoop;
    1 cream ladle;
    2 master butter knives.

    Together with original fitted three drawer case, the cover inlaid with stained bone plaques of the Hesketh and Fermor crests.

    (279 pieces total plus case)


    Estimate: $100,000 - $150,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Fine surface scratches.

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