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Tiffany Co 7” Raspberry Vine Sterling Silver Berry Serving Jelly Spoon

Tiffany Co 7â Raspberry Vine Sterling Silver Berry Serving Jelly Spoon
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$200.00

ABOUT: Offering this Antique late 1800s / early 1900s Tiffany & Co. berry, jelly or small casserole serving spoon in the Vine pattern with nicely gold washed spoon bowl. This pattern line began production in 1872 and the designs are attributed to Edward Moore who was a designer and then director for Tiffany and Co. from 1868-1891. Tiffany's Vine line is a mulit-motif pattern in the Aesthetic movement with Japanese design influences. Here is the Raspberry Vine motif, in a scalloped solid bowl spoon form that measures 7 1/8" in length. Spoon bowl is beautifully gold washed. The piece has a fantastic, period-appropriate Art Nouveau initials monogram on the back, not visible when the table is set. My Tiffany silver book (by Charles and Mary Carpenter) speaks extensively throughout the book about the Vine pattern, and mentions how the engravers had to be artists in their own right, to create artistic monograms that continued with the style and design era of the pattern. The design is raised providing a lovely contrast with the hammered background. Perfect amount of patina to make the high relief design stand out. This pattern became obsolete in 1934 when all the dies were destroyed. Since it has long been discontinued and is made by one of our country's best makers, it will likely only go up in value. MEASUREMENTS: The spoon measures 7 1/8" in length. Feels quite a bit denser than some of my other more delicate pieces, typical of Tiffany quality. Weighs 48 grams of solid sterling silver. MARKS: Marked Tiffany & Co. Sterling on the back.
 Also has the M date mark which dates it before 1891 under the directorship of Edward Moore. IMPORTANT CONDITION NOTES: Please note this is in estate condition. Some utensil nicks, surface wear and scratches in the bowl of the spoon as seen in photos. Some stubborn tarnish spots in the spoon bowl. Some scuffs and scratches to the back of the piece as well. Very little wear to the pattern - sometimes antique silver can wear down from use and polishing but these are still nicely raised and crisp with very little surface wear or scratching to the handles. Nothing too terrible considering its age. No damage or scratching, no dings or dents to any of the artwork or design. It is just the bowl of the spoon and the smooth back where the wear is made more evident by the mirrored finish. It has retained its shape perfectly with no bends as these are sturdy pieces. A few areas of stubborn tarnish. But my disclaimer as always to these antique pieces, is that due to age - Please note this is not in mint condition.

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