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Tiffany Sterling Silver Pickle or Melon Fork - Greek Handle, Rare Pattern     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11377
Period: Victorian
Year: 1870-1891
Silversmith: Tiffany & Co
Place: New York
Price: $ 290.00
Weight: 26 grams
Dimensions: 15 cm
Condition: Good, light scratches from use.

Description: A rare and beautiful Tiffany sterling silver melon (or pickle) fork, in the Greek Handle or Greek pattern, made between 1870 and 1891. The pattern has a geometric 3 petalled flower on wavy stalk, the flowers increase in size up the handle. The bowl is long and elegant, with shaped centre tine, the handle is tubular, increasing in diameter towards the top, the end is monogrammed with script initials MEL, we assume the original owner. The fork is clearly hallmarked "Tiffany & Co M Sterling 332", the M was used by Tiffany between 1870 and 1891, to denote Edward C Moore, who headed Tiffany's silver operations. The number 332 is a pattern number. This Greek Handle pattern is extremely rare, and does not feature in many of the Tiffany flatware guides. We have noted 2 other examples, one on the Peter Cameron website, his examples include pickle forks, melon forks and fruit knives, the forks with gilded bowls, he describes this as Greek pattern, dated 1870-1875. The second example is on the Antique Cupboard website, they have a fruit knife with raised gold leaves. This pattern is described in the book "Tiffany Silver Flatware 1845-1905" by William Hood, a book we highly recommend, pages 258 and 268-270, and pictured in figure 400 and 401. It is described as a non full line pattern no19, they describe it as "unusual, a stylised flowering vine. The melon eating fork (pattern 332), the design of the functional end of the fork is unique".
Tiffany Sterling Silver Pickle or Melon Fork - Greek Handle, Rare Pattern
Tiffany Sterling Silver Pickle or Melon Fork - Greek Handle

Tiffany Sterling Silver Pickle or Melon Fork - Greek Handle, Rare Pattern
Greek Handle, Tiffany flatware pattern

Tiffany Sterling Silver Pickle or Melon Fork - Greek Handle, Rare Pattern
Tiffany Sterling Silver Pickle or Melon Fork

Tiffany Sterling Silver Pickle or Melon Fork - Greek Handle, Rare Pattern
Tiffany Sterling Antique silver melon fork

Tiffany Sterling Silver Pickle or Melon Fork - Greek Handle, Rare Pattern
Tiffany & Co Sterling silver hallmarks, pattern 332

Tiffany Sterling Silver Pickle or Melon Fork - Greek Handle, Rare Pattern
Tiffany Sterling Silver Pickle fork, Greek pattern

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