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Polhhamus "Ionic" Sterling Silver Place Spoon Retailed by Tiffany & Co

Polhhamus "Ionic" Sterling Silver Place Spoon Retailed by Tiffany & Co
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$34.00 Price per piece, two available.

One of Tiffany's favored suppliers before it began to produce its own silver, was New York City's John Polhamus, who was the manufacturer of this 7" long, heavy at 1.6 T. oz., dessert or place spoon.

The pattern is "Ionic," patented in 1860, as marked on the reverse. Other identifiers include "J.P.," "Tiffany & Co.," and "Sterling." Tiffany was early to require a sterling, rather than the then dominant coin, standard.

"Ionic" is double die struck, meaning the design appears on both sides of the handle. It incorporates gadrooning and stylized acanthus leaf elements.

There is an Old English "McF" monogram set sideways on the handle.

The condition is outstanding. The detail remains well-defined and sharp, showing no visible polishing wear. The bowl is free of dents, dings, burrs, or tip wear. The finish is lustrous.

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