Tiffany Vine (Grape) Sterling Silver Berry Spoon
An example from Tiffany's 1872 "Vine" series, the specific motif on this 8 3/4 long, 2.6 T. oz. berry spoon is "Grape." A detailed and realistic pattern, the front of the handle is embellished with grape, tendril and leaf elements set against a stippled ground. The backside is considerably simplified and has a polished surface. In this instance, the reverse also has an expressive, Art Nouveau style, script "ET" monogram. The 3" by 2" bowl is oblong, has flanged shoulders, and a scalloped and ridged border. The condition is excellent estate. Pattern details remain clear and well-defined, the finish is lustrous, and the bowl is free of dings, dents, or burrs. Marks are "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling," and a capital "M," this dating the piece 1875-91.