Tiffany "Chrysanthemum" Sterling Vegetable Spoon
A truly massive piece at 9 5/8" long and weighing 4.8 T. oz., this vegetable serving spoon is an old example of Tiffany's "Chrysanthemum." It bears the company name on the reverse, along with the words "Sterling," "Pat. 1XX0," and a telling capital "M," which dates it no later than 1891. There is a script "EN" monogram. One of Tiffany's most popular designs, the front and back sides of the handle as well as the reverse heel of the bowl, are densely decorated with chrysanthemum blossom, bud, and leaf details that are immediately engaging. This example is fresh from a home, and in outstanding estate condition.