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Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Teaspoon
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver teaspoon, 5 3/4" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. Satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Sugar Sifter
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver sugar sifter 5 3/4" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. Satisfaction guaranteed!
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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Grapefruit Spoon
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver grapefruit spoon 5 3/4" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Nut Pick
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver nut pick 4 3/4" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Fried Egg Server
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver pierced fried egg server 9 1/8" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. Satisfaction guaranteed!
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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Chocolate Spoon
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver chocolate spoon 5 1/8" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Stuffing Spoon
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver stuffing spoon 11 1/2" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. Satisfaction guaranteed!
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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Macaroni Server
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver macaroni server 8" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Salt Spoon
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver salt spoon 2 1/4" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Berry Spoon Conch
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver berry spoon conch 9 1/2" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. Satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter Goldwashed
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver sugar sifter goldwashed 5 3/4" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and i sin excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Place Soup Spoon
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver place soup spoon, 7in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. Satisfaction guaranteed!
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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany and Co. Sterling Silver Teaspoon Souvenir
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver teaspoon souvenir 6" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Ice Cream Spoon
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver ice cream spoon 5 1/2" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany and Co. Sterling Silver Strawberry Fork
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver strawberry fork 4 5/8" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Bouillon Soup Spoon
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver Bouillon soup spoon 5 1/4" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany and Co. Sterling Silver Breakfast Fork
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver breakfast fork 6" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!
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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Ice Spoon Rare
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver ice spoon rare 9 3/8" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany and Co Sterling Sherbet Spoon Pinched
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver sherbet spoon, pinched 5 1/2" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany and Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. Satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Gravy Ladle Plain
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver gravy ladle plain bowl 7" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany and Co. Sterling Silver Demitasse Spoon
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver Demitasse spoon 4 1/2" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany and Co. Sterling Silver Cocktail Fork
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver cocktail fork 5 7/8" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!.
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Serving Spoon
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver serving spoon 8 1/2" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Dinner Fork Flatware
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver dinner fork 7 5/8" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Salt Spoon Goldwashed
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver salt spoon goldwashed 2 1/4" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Horseradish Scoop Custom
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver horseradish scoop custom made 5 3/4" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Pickle Fork Pierced
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver pickle fork pierced 6 7/8" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Cocktail Fork Goldwashed
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver cocktail fork goldwashed 5 7/8" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany Sterling Salad Serving Set Long 2-Piece
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver salad serving set long 10" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany. It is not Monogrammed and is in excellent condition. Satisfaction Guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Mustard Ladle Custom
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver custom made mustard ladle 4 1/2" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaran...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Gumbo Soup Spoon
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver gumbo soup spoon 7 3/4" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Vegetable Serving Fork
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver vegetable serving fork 6 7/8" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Roast Carving Set 3-Piece
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver hollow handle roast carving set 3-piece in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. Satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany Sterling Silver Punch Ladle with Button
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver punch ladle with button 15 1/4" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. 100% Satisfaction Guaran...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Pie Server HHWS
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver hollow handle with stainless implement pie server 10" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfa...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Dinner Knife Blunt
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver hollow handle with blunt blade dinner knife 10 1/4" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% Satisfac...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Regular Knife Blunt
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver hollow handle regular knife blunt with stainless Tiffany blades 9 1/4" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent ...
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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Regular Knife Blunt Silverplate
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling Silver hollow handle with blunt silver plate blade regular knife 9 1/4" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. ...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany and Co. Sterling Silver Salt Spoon Master Goldwashed
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Saint James by Tiffany and Co. Sterling silver salt spoon master goldwashed.
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Regular Fork Flatware
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver regular fork 6 7/8" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Waffle Server Not Pierced
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver waffle server not pierced 8 5/8" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Cold Meat Fork Scalloped
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver cold meat fork scalloped 8 1/2" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Pate Knife Custom Made
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver pate knife custom made 6" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Berry Spoon Clam Bowl
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver berry spoon clam bowl in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Pastry Fork 3-Tine 2-Hole
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver pastry fork 3-tine 2-hole 6 1/2" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaran...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Fish Serving Set 2 Piece
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver fish serving set 2-Piece in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Pastry Fork Wavy Tines
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver pastry fork wavy tines 6" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Olive Spoon Ideal Custom
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver custom made ideal olive spoon 5 1/4" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Preserve Spoon Shell Bowl
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver preserve spoon shell bowl 7" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany and Co. Sterling Infant Feeding Spoon Custom
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver custom made infant feeding spoon 5 1/2" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Olive Spoon Pierced Custom
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver olive spoon pierced custom made 5 3/4" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction ...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Lettuce Fork Pierced Rare
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver Lettuce fork pierced rare 8 1/2" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Relish Scoop Custom Made
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver relish scoop custom made 5 3/4" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Sorbet Spoon Ruffled
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver Sorbet spoon ruffled 5 1/4" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany and Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany Sterling Silver Pastry Fork 3-Tine 2-Hole Goldwashed
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver pastry fork 3-tine 2-hole goldwashed 6 1/2" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. 100% Satisfa...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Berry Spoon Leaf Shape
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver berry spoon with leaf shape bowl 8 5/8" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guarant...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany Rare Copper Sample Teaspoon One of a Kind
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Rare copper sample teaspoon one of a kind in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Copper

Saint James by Tiffany Sterling Silver Fruit Knife AS Not Serrated
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver fruit knife all sterling not serrated 7 1/8" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. 100% Satisf...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Salad Serving Spoon Goldwashed Long
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver salad serving spoon goldwashed long 10" in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guarant...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Saint James by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Breakfast Tea Knife
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver hollow handle all-stainless breakfast knife, 7 5/8” in the pattern Saint James by Tiffany and Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. Satisfaction...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

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Saint James For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of saint james available on 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, silver and sterling silver, all saint james available were constructed with great care. Saint james have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century. Saint james are generally popular furniture pieces, but Baroque, Louis XVI and Mid-Century Modern styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Saint james have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Tiffany & Co., Mark Brazier-Jones and Rosseau are consistently popular.

How Much are Saint James?

Saint james can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $209, while the lowest priced sells for $59 and the highest can go for as much as $27,000.

Tiffany & Co. Biography and Important Works

Tiffany & Co. is one of the most prominent purveyors of luxury goods in the United States, and has long been an important arbiter of style in the design of diamond engagement rings. A young Franklin Delano Roosevelt proposed to his future wife, Eleanor, with a Tiffany ring in 1904. Vanderbilts, Whitneys, Astors and members of the Russian imperial family all wore Tiffany & Co. jewels. And Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis preferred Tiffany china for state dinners at the White House.

Although synonymous with luxury today, the firm started out rather modestly. Charles Lewis Tiffany and John B. Young founded it in Connecticut as a “stationery and fancy goods emporium” in 1837, at a time when European imports still dominated the nascent American luxury market. In 1853, Charles Tiffany — who in 1845 had launched the company’s famed catalog, the Blue Book, and with it, the firm’s signature robin’s-egg blue, which he chose for the cover — shifted the focus to fine jewelry. In 1868, Tiffany & Co. gained international recognition when it became the first U.S. firm to win an award for excellence in silverware at the Exposition Universelle in Paris. From then on, it belonged to the pantheon of American luxury brands.

At the start of the Gilded Age, in 1870, Tiffany & Co. opened its flagship store, described as a "palace of jewels" by the New York Times, at 15 Union Square West in Manhattan. Throughout this period, its designs for silver tableware, ceremonial silver, flatware and jewelry were highly sought-after indicators of status and taste. They also won the firm numerous accolades, including the grand prize for silverware at the Paris Exposition of 1878. Among the firm’s glittering creations from this time are masterworks of Art Nouveau jewelry, such as this delicate aquamarine necklace and this lavish plique-à-jour peridot and gold necklace, both circa 1900.

When Charles Lewis Tiffany died, in 1902, his son Louis Comfort Tiffany became the firm’s design director. Under his leadership, the Tiffany silver studio was a de facto design school for apprentice silversmiths, who worked alongside head artisan Edward C. Moore. The firm produced distinctive objects inspired by Japanese art and design, North American plants and flowers, and Native American patterns and crafts, adding aesthetic diversity to Tiffany & Co.’s distinguished repertoire.

Tiffany is also closely associated with diamonds, even lending its name to one particularly rare and exceptional yellow stone. The firm bought the Tiffany diamond in its raw state from the Kimberley mines of South Africa in 1878. Cut to create a 128.54-carat gem with an unprecedented 82 facets, it is one of the most spectacular examples of a yellow diamond in the world. In a broader sense, Tiffany & Co. helped put diamonds on the map in 1886 by introducing the American marketplace to the solitaire diamond design, which is still among the most popular engagement-ring styles. The trademark Tiffany® Setting raises the stone above the band on six prongs, allowing its facets to catch the light. A lovely recent example is this circa-2000 platinum engagement ring. Displaying a different design and aesthetic (but equally chic) is this exquisite diamond and ruby ring from the 1930s.

Finding the Right Sterling Silver for You

Dining and entertaining changed drastically when we began to set our tables with sterling silver for holiday gatherings, wedding receptions, engagement parties and, in some of today’s homes, everyday meals.

Often called the “Queen of metals,” silver has been universally adored for thousands of years. It is easy to see why it has always been sought after: It is durable, strong and beautiful. (Louis XIV had tables made entirely of silver.) Sterling silver is an alloy that is made of 92.5 percent silver — the “925” stamp that identifies sterling-silver jewelry refers to this number. The other 7.5 percent in sterling silver is typically sourced from copper.

Neoclassical-style sterling-silver goods in Europe gained popularity in the late 18th century — a taste for sterling-silver tableware as well as tea sets had taken shape — while in the United States, beginning in the 19th century, preparing the dinner table with sterling-silver flatware had become somewhat of a standard practice. Indeed, owning lots of silver goods during the Victorian era was a big deal. Back then, displaying fine silver at home was a status symbol for middle-class American families. And this domestic silver craze meant great profitability for legendary silversmith manufacturers such as Reed & Barton, Gorham Manufacturing Company and the International Silver Company, which was incorporated in Meriden, Connecticut, in 1898, a major hub of silver manufacturing nicknamed “Silver City.”

Today, special occasions might call for ceremonial silver designed by Tiffany & Co. or the seductive sterling-silver cutlery from remarkable Danish silversmith Georg Jensen, but there really doesn’t have to be an event on the calendar to trot out your finest tableware.

Event- and wedding-planning company maestro Tara Guérard says that some “investment pieces,” such as this widely enamored alloy, should see everyday use, and we’re inclined to agree.

“Sterling-silver flatware is a must-have that you can use every single day, even to eat cereal,” she says. “Personally, I want a sterling-silver goblet set for 12 to 20; I would use them every time I had a dinner party. Ultimately, there are no criteria for buying vintage pieces: Buy what you love, and make it work.”

Whether you’re thinking “ceremonial” or “cereal,” browse a versatile collection of vintage, new and antique sterling-silver wares on 1stDibs today.