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Tiffany Sterling Silver Indian Chrysanthemum Tablespoons (Set of 6)     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1836
Period: Victorian
Year: 1880-1934
Silversmith: Tiffany & Co
Place: New York
Price: $ 1 950.00
Weight: 718 grams
Dimensions: 21.4 cm
Condition: Excellent. Perfect condition, do not appear to have been used. No monograms.

Description: A fabulous set of 6 Tiffany Sterling silver Indian Chrysanthemum tablespoons, in immaculate condition, they could not be better. The pattern is truly beautiful, it extends right down the back of the spoon bowls as well. All 6 spoons are clearly hallmarked "TIFFANY & Co STERLING PAT.1880.M, the M indicates these are early pieces (the pattern was produced from 1880-1934). This must be one of the most beautiful example of hallmarks, with the design wrapping over and through the hallmarks. Each individual spoon weighs 120 grams, certainly the heaviest tablespoons we have encountered (the very best quality English tablespoons can reach 100 grammes). Indian Chrysanthemum has been described as "one of the most magnificent and celebrated sterling silver designs of the 19th century. Chrysanthemum represents one of the last great designs of the Victorian period" -(www.replacements.com), it was designed by Charles Grosjean. "Master silversmith Charles T. Grosjean joined the Tiffany firm as the Superintendent of Silverware and during his lifetime was widely considered among the most talented silver designers in the world. Along with Tiffany silversmith Edward C. Moore, Grosjean was largely responsible for Tiffany & Co.'s emergence as the world leader in the production of fine silver wares" - MS Rau, www.rauantiques.com). William Hood, author of the book "Tiffany Flatware", notes that the pattern "portrays Chrysanthemum indicum, a species of the flower thought originally to be native to India but discovered later to be from China and Japan, being merely transhipped through Calcutta to the West. The word "Indian" was dropped from the pattern name sometime before 1905" (www.smpub.com). This pattern was expensive when introduced by Tiffany, largely due to it's weight, and the fact it required extensive handwork to produce. An interesting snippet, in 1914 the US Congress commissioned Tiffany to produce a teaset in Tiffany Chrysanthemum, it was presented to President Woodrow Wilson's daughter on the occasion of her marriage (www.rauantiques.com for the story and pictures of this set).
Tiffany Sterling Silver Indian Chrysanthemum Tablespoons (Set of 6)
Tiffany sterling silver chrysanthemum tablespoons - six

Tiffany Sterling Silver Indian Chrysanthemum Tablespoons (Set of 6)
Tiffany sterling silver chrysanthemum tablespoons - six

Tiffany Sterling Silver Indian Chrysanthemum Tablespoons (Set of 6)
Tiffany indian chrysanthemum - back of tablespoon

Tiffany Sterling Silver Indian Chrysanthemum Tablespoons (Set of 6)
Tiffany chrysanthemum front showing cartouche - no monograms

Tiffany Sterling Silver Indian Chrysanthemum Tablespoons (Set of 6)
Tiffany chrysanthemum back of spoon handle

Tiffany Sterling Silver Indian Chrysanthemum Tablespoons (Set of 6)
Tiffany chrysanthemum back of 6 spoons

Tiffany Sterling Silver Indian Chrysanthemum Tablespoons (Set of 6)
Tiffany & Co Sterling pat 1880 m - stunning hallmarks!

Tiffany Sterling Silver Indian Chrysanthemum Tablespoons (Set of 6)
Tiffany chrysanthemum front set of 6 with scale

Tiffany Sterling Silver Indian Chrysanthemum Tablespoons (Set of 6)
Tiffany chrysanthemum back of spoon bowl

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