Four Matched Tiffany "King's" Sterling Nut Picks
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Priced as a set.
This Tiffany pattern, introduced in 1870, went through an evolution of names according to William Hood in his reference work "Tiffany Silver Flatware."
He notes it was originally called "King's" or "King" and that some Tiffany archives refer to it as "Old King," to distinguish it from the later "English King." For some period, it was known as "Cook," and available only by special order. It was reissued in 1956 as "Saratoga," which is the name that generally conveys with it today.
This set of four, matching nut picks bear old marks, namely "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling," "Pat. 1874," and "M," this last one dating them no later than 1891. Each piece is 5" long, and is heavy, with the four weighing 2.4 T. oz. They all have a script "JLS" monogram on the backsides.
They are in flawless condition. There is no polishing wear; pattern detail remains sharply defined. The pick ends are pointed and straight, and free of nicks or burrs. The finishes are lustrous.