Tiffany "Antique Ivy" Heavy Sterling Dinner Fork
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This example of Tiffany's "Antique Ivy" is a full size, 7 3/4" long, extremely heavy, 2.7 T. oz., dinner fork.
This has a rounded, upturned handle with ivy leaves engraved on the surface. In this instance, the reserve on the front is also inscribed with an American eagle surrounded by laurel branches. Whether this was intended to be purely decorative or had a familial or positional association is unknown, but in either case it is an enhancement to the design. The backside is engraved "PMS" in a flowing script.
The condition is excellent. This is slight softening of detail from polishing, but the engraving remains essentially well-defined. The tines are straight and pointed, with only signs of use wear being light knife scratches on the backside tips. The finish is beautifully patinated, showing a warm, soft, glow.
Marks are "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling," and a lower case "m."
Additional various place pieces matching this are available. Please inquire.