Sale 21DD02 | Lot 199

An Extensive Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Century

Catalogue: Doyle+Design
An Extensive Tiffany and Co. Sterling Silver Century

Lot Details

Lot 199
An Extensive Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Century
Pattern Flatware Service
Comprising twenty-five dinner forks, twenty-four lunch forks, twenty-four salad forks, twenty-one fish forks, sixteen breakfast forks, twenty-four cocktail forks, twenty-two dessert forks, eleven ice cream forks, twenty-four dinner knives, twenty-four lunch knives, twenty-four fish knives, twenty-three steak knives, one breakfast knife, twenty-four butter knives, six fruit knives, twenty-four dessert knives, twenty-three tablespoons, twenty-four round soup spoons, twenty-four bouillon spoons, fifty-one citrus spoons, twenty-four iced tea spoons, twenty-five dessert spoons, thirty-six teaspoons, twenty coffee spoons, twenty-four demitasse spoons, pair of salad servers, asparagus server, tomato server, three pierced serving spoons, four vegetable spoons, four serving spoons, four serving forks, three piece carving set, two cold meat forks, jelly spoon, pate knife, master butter knife, sugar spoon, master salt spoon, mustard ladle, sauce ladle, gravy spoon, gravy ladle, berry spoon, pie server, cake knife, cake server, flat cake server, bread knife, bottle opener, bar knife, claret spoon, candle snuffer, cork screw, olive fork, lemon fork, ice scoop, drink strainer, cheese knife, and cheese plane. Total approximately 422 ounces, weighable. In a custom fitted canteen.

Tiffany's famed Art Deco Century flatware pattern was introduced in 1937 to mark the hundredth anniversary of the firm's founding. The pattern reflected perfectly the modernist art and architecture that was transforming American society. Century pattern flatware was shown at Tiffany & Co.'s booth at the 1939 New York World's Fair. It is probably the most important American Art Deco pattern flatware ever designed. Remarkably little of this pattern appears at auction and a service as extensive as this one has taken over a generation to assemble.


Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
Sold for $34,650 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Good condition overall with light wear from casual use; few pieces with monogram (approx. 40 with mixed block monograms), the majority without

APPROXIMATELY 568 PLACE PIECES AND 50 SERVING PIECES

25 dinner forks - 7 3/4 in.
24 lunch forks - 7 1/8 in.
24 salad forks - 6 3/4 in.
21 fish forks - 7 in.
16 breakfast forks - 6 3/4 in.
24 cocktail forks - 6 in.
22 dessert forks - 6in.
11 ice cream forks - 5 3/4 in. - five with gilt tines
24 dinner knives - 9 1/2 in.
24 lunch knives - 8 1/2 in.
24 fish knives - 8 1/4 in.
23 steak knives - 9 in. - with two styles of blades
1 breakfast knife - 7 1/2 in.
24 butter knives - 6 1/8 in.
6 fruit knives - 7 1/2 in.
24 dessert knives - 7 1/2 in.
23 tablespoons - 8 1/2 in.
24 round soup spoons - 6 3/4 in.
24 bouillon spoons - 5 1/2 in.
51 citrus spoons - 5 7/8 in. - 12 with sharp pointed bowls
24 iced tea spoons - 7 1/2 in.
25 dessert spoons - 7 in.
36 teaspoons - 6 in.
20 coffee spoons - 5 in.
24 demitasse spoons - 4 1/4 in.
pair of salad servers - 10 1/4 in.
asparagus server - 9 5/8 in.
tomato server - 7 3/4 in.
3 pierced serving spoons - 8 1/2 in.
4 vegetable spoons - 9 in.
4 serving spoons - 9 in.
4 serving forks - 8 3/4 in.
carving knife - 13 1/2 in.
2 carving forks - 10 1/2 and 8 1/4 in.
2 cold meat forks - 9 in.
jelly spoon
pate knife - 7 1/8 in.
master butter knife - 7 1/4 in.
sugar spoon - 5 3/4 in.
master salt spoon 3 1/2 in.
mustard ladle 4 3/4 in.
sauce ladle - 7 in.
gravy spoon - 7 7/8 in.
gravy ladle - 7 3/8 in.
berry spoon -9 1/4 in.
pie server - 10 1/8 in.
serrated cake knife - 9 1/2 in.
cake server - 9 3/4 in.
flat cake server - 10 1/2 in.
bread knife - 12 1/4 in.
bottle opener - 6 in.
bar knife - 8 3/4 in.
claret spoon - 13 in.
candle snuffer - 11 3/4 in.
cork screw - 3 1/2 in.
olive fork - 5 5/8 in.
lemon fork - 4 3/4 in.
ice scoop - 8 1/4 in.
drink strainer - 8 1/4 in.
cheese knife - 7 in.
cheese plane - 7 3/8 in.

Challah knife in a different pattern - 12 3/4 in.

The canteen in good condition overall; with keys; the base with scuffing; on casters for moving




Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact and Doyle New York shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. Please contact the specialist department to request further information or additional images that may be available.

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Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
Sold for $34,650 (includes buyer's premium)

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