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Tiffany & Co. Chrysanthemum Silver Flatware

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This stunning silver flatware service by Tiffany & Co. defines dining elegance

Key Features

  • This 202-piece Tiffany & Co. Chrysanthemum silver flatware service is American silver at its finest
  • Chrysanthemum was Tiffany's most costly pattern to produce
  • Chrysanthemum is considered among Tiffany's most beautiful, luxurious and desirable patterns
  • This enchanting service for 12 is housed in its fitted chest
  • The array of pieces reflects the social importance placed upon dining at the turn of the century
  • Most pieces marked "TIFFANY & CO/STERLING/PAT. 1880 M"
  • Case: 30 5/16" wide x 20" deep x 6 5/8" high

Item Details

  • Width:
    C: 30 5/16 Inches
  • Height:
    C: 6 5/8 Inches
  • Depth:
    C: 20 Inches
  • Period:
    19th Century
  • Origin:
    America
This exceptional Tiffany & Co. sterling silver flatware service for 12 is crafted in the highly desirable Chrysanthemum pattern. Comprised of 202 silver, gilt and partial-gilt utensils, this wonderful, large service represents the crowning jewel of elegant entertainment during the Gilded Age. Introduced in 1878 and patented in 1880, the Chrysanthemum pattern is considered among Tiffany's most beautiful and luxurious designs. The brainchild of renowned designer Charles T. Grosjean, the motif incorporates traditional baroque shapes with a modern, natural motif. Chrysanthemum quickly became the most highly prized and luxurious of all Tiffany patterns, and a particular favorite among new brides, even though it was among the most expensive to produce. To find a set in such complete, pristine condition, nestled in its fitted, suede-lined mahogany chest, is truly exceptional.

Charles T. Grosjean was one of the most influential silversmiths in Tiffany's history. The son of a silversmith, he joined Tiffany as the manager of the company's Prince Street silverworks and he quickly became a driving force in the overall success of Tiffany's silver business. Grosjean's designs are among the most enduring of the Tiffany patterns and include Chrysanthemum, Lap-over-Edge, and English King. Chrysanthemum, however, found particular favor with Victorian socialites and new brides despite the fact that it was one of the most expensive of the Tiffany patterns to produce. The pattern was carried over to many forms of hollowware as well, which also enjoyed tremendous popularity. Chrysanthemum is still considered the top pattern Tiffany & Co. ever produced.

Most pieces marked "TIFFANY & CO/STERLING/PAT. 1880 M," with the "M" indicating the directorship of Edward C. Moore, 1869-1891 

Circa 1885

Case: 30 5/16" wide x 20" deep x 6 5/8" high

24 teaspoons
12 dinner knives
12 lunch  knives
  12 gilt fruit knives
  12 fish knives
12 seafood forks
  12 fish forks
  12 ice cream gilt bowl forks
  12 gilt two-tine fruit forks
12 dinner forks
  12 lunch forks
  12 salad forks
12 cream soup/sherbet/sorbet spoons
  12 demitasse spoons
  12 bouillon/gumbo spoons
2 serving spoons
  2 pierced serving spoons
sugar sifter
  sugar tong
  cold meat fork
  cake slice
  flat server
  gravy ladle
Fine silver firms, such as Fabergé, created important flatware services of the utmost quality.

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