Sat, Jan 23, 2016 09:00AM EST - Sun, Jan 24, 2016 09:00AM EST
Tiffany & Co. handmade sterling silver flatware service in the Lap Over Edge pattern, 62 pieces, each handmade and depicting different variations of flora, fauna, insect and water creatures. Mixed Tiffany date marks for Edward Moore directorship, 1873-1891 (M), and Charles Tiffany, directorship 1892-1902 (T). Includes 14 dinner forks (all with T date, 7-1/8" L), 14 salad or dessert forks (12 with M date, 2 with T date, 6-3/8" L), 12 dessert/oval soup spoons (M date, 7-1/8" L), 8 round bowl soup spoons (T date, 8" L), and 14 cocktail forks (T date, 6-1/4" L). Artististic script monogram en verso. 108.01 oz troy. Note: Lap Over Edge is one of Tiffany's rarest and most desirable patterns. Designed by Charles Grosjean (who also designed Chrysanthemum), it was first issued in 1880 and was inactive by 1904. It is considered one of the most important and imaginative Aesthetic Movement flatware designs in American silver. See 2 related lots in this auction. Provenance: Kingston, TN collection. (Higher-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com)
Overall excellent condition with minimal wear.