Uncommon Tiffany "Daisy" Sterling Silver Large Serving Spoon
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While a known Tiffany pattern, "Daisy" stands apart because it was not offered in a full line and information about its history and origins is scarce.
This example is an large, 9 5/8" long, 3.1 T. oz., serving spoon. It has a large scoop bowl with rolled, flanged shoulders and a broad, rounded end. The reverse of the bowl has a matte finish while the obverse has a bright finish.
It could have been for crackers, salad, berries, or some other unidentified purpose. Whatever the intent, it is impressively scaled.
The matte surface handle has a rounded end and eleven applied daisies. These are joined by a thin wire which runs the length of the handle clear to the join with the bowl. This design approach suggests an Aesthetic influence, and relatedly, a date circa 1880.
The backside of the handle has a bold, period Victorian "CTH" entwined monogram which is consistent with the ascribed date of 1880.
It is in excellent condition. The bowl is free of dents, bends, or burrs. The handle is without evident wear. It should be noted that there is a subtle bend in the wire around the second daisy from the bottom on the right. The wire has become untacked in this area.
Marks are "Tiffany & Co." and "Sterling."