Tiffany "Antique Ivy Engraved" Sterling Tablespoon
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This example of Tiffany's "Antique Ivy" is a 8 1/4" long, and extremely heavy at nearly 3.2 T. oz., tablespoon.
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 bowl remains well-shaped and free of burrs, nicks, or dent. The finish is beautifully patinated, showing a warm, soft, glow.
Marks are "Tiffany & Co.," "Sterling," and an upper case "T."
Various additional matching place pieces matching this are available. Please inquire.