Tiffany Silver Flatware 1845-1905: When Dining was an Art

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Antique Collectors' Club, Jan 1, 1999 - Antiques & Collectibles - 350 pages
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The antique silver flatware of Tiffany & Co., New York City, is highly sought-after, but the collector is frustrated by the lack of available information on and pictures of patterns and pieces (Tiffany's early catalogues 'Blue Books' did not always list what pieces were made in each pattern and never had illustrations). This definitive book relates the history of the silver flatware made by others and retailed by Tiffany 1845-c.1876 as well as that designed and made in-house 1869-1905. The story is woven into the broader fabric of the history of flatware in general and that of dining and food. The development and proliferation of many different flatware pieces in America are analysed and compared with the same in England, France and Germany. Based on research in the Tiffany Archives and elsewhere, this volume discusses and illustrates twenty-three Tiffany-made full-line patterns (plus variations) numerous not-full-line patterns and ten custom patterns. Detailed descriptions and superb photographs

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Contents

Acknowledgments
11
Introduction
17
Silver Flatware Introduced by Tiffany 18691905
37
Serving Pieces in Standard Patterns
97
Era of Edward C Moore
169
Era of Charles T Grosjean
219
Epilogue
303
Notes
316
Bibliography
326
Permissions
332
Copyright

About the author (1999)

Edward Wawrynek spent twenty-five years with Tiffany & Co., New York City, serving in capacities ranging from overseeing the operation of the silver factory of Vice President for Public Relations and Communications.

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