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Olympian by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Flatware Service Game S
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Superb dinner size Olympian by Tiffany & Co. sterling silver flatware set - 59 pieces. This set includes: 8 large dinner size knives, 10 1/4" 8 dinner size forks, 7 7/8" 8 lunch...
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Antique Late 19th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Olympian, Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Flatware Service for 8 Set 40 Pc Dinner
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Superb Olympian by Tiffany & Co. sterling silver flatware set, 40 pieces. This set includes: 8 large dinner size knives, 10 3/8" 8 dinner size forks, 7 7/8" (rare!) 8 regular kn...
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Antique Late 19th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver Flatware Set 12 Service 60 Pcs Dinner
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Superb Olympian by Tiffany & Co. sterling silver flatware set - 60 pieces. This set includes: 12 large dinner size knives with original silver plated blades, 10 1/4" 12 dinner si...
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Antique Late 19th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver Flatware Service for 8 Set 59 Pc Dinner
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Superb dinner size Olympian by Tiffany & Co. sterling silver flatware set - 59 pieces. This set includes: 8 large dinner size knives, 10 1/4" 8 dinner size forks, 7 7/8" 8 luncheon/...
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Antique Late 19th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Tiffany Antique Sterling Silver Soup Ladle Olympian
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Toledo, OH
A beautiful large soup ladle by Tiffany in the "Olympian" pattern. It is 13" L and weighs 302.2 grams. Very good condition with light surface wear. It is monogrammed on the back of t...
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Early 20th Century American Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Vintage Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Olympian Gravy Ladle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New Milford, CT
Vintage Tiffany & Co. sterling silver gravy ladle in the Olympian pattern. The Olympian pattern was introduced in 1878, it is an ornate and elaborate multi-motif pattern, featurin...
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Mid-20th Century European Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Preserve Spoon
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Olympian by Tiffany & Co. sterling silver preserve spoon, measures: 7 1/4". 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

Vintage Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Olympian Cream Ladle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New Milford, CT
Vintage Tiffany & Co. sterling silver cream ladle in the Olympian pattern. The Olympian pattern was introduced in 1878, it is an ornate and elaborate multi-motif pattern, featurin...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver Serving Spoon
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver serving spoon, 8 1/2" in the pattern Olympian 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

Olympian by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Demitasse Spoon Antique
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver demitasse spoon 4 1/4" in the multi-motif pattern Olympian 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

Olympian by Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver Vegetable Serving Spoon
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver vegetable serving spoon, 9 1/2" in the pattern Olympian 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

Olympian by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Teaspoon 6" Flatware Silverware
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver Teaspoon 6" in the pattern Olympian by Tiffany and Co. It is monogrammed on the reverse (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver Salad Serving Set 2-Piece
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Stunning sterling silver salad serving set, 2-pieces, measuring 9 3/4" in the pattern Olympian by Tiffany & Co. The handle of this piece features the third motif in this pattern, whi...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Fish Server Motif # 3
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
The Olympian pattern, which was introduced by Tiffany & Co. in 1878, is the most elaborate and complex of all Tiffany flatware designs. Each piece of Olympian is designed to illustra...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Strawberry Fork 5 1/8" Antique
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver Strawberry Fork 5 1/8" in the pattern Olympian 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

Olympian by Tiffany Sterling Silver Stuffing Spoon with Button C Monogram
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Large and impressive sterling silver stuffing spoon with button 12 1/2" in the multi-motif pattern Olympian by Tiffany and Co. It is monogrammed "C" in the bowl and is in excellent c...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Bouillon Soup Spoon Antique
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver bouillon soup spoon 5 1/2" in the pattern Olympian 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

Olympian by Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver Iced Tea Spoon Antique
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver iced tea spoon, 7 1/2" in the pattern Olympian 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

Olympian by Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver Salad Serving Spoon Vintage
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Lovely sterling silver salad serving spoon measuring 9 5/8" in the pattern Olympian by Tiffany & Co. The handle of this piece features a stunning figural motif throughout the handle....
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. 1878 Olympian Sterling Silver Serving Fork, No Monogram
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New Milford, CT
Vintage Tiffany & Co. sterling silver serving fork in the Olympian 1878 pattern. Olympian is an ornate and elaborate multi-motif pattern, featuring 17 different sharply carved han...
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20th Century Unknown Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver Pea Serving Spoon Pierced
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Stunning sterling silver pea spoon measuring 9" in the pattern Olympian by Tiffany & Co. The handle of this piece features the fourth motif in this pattern, which is Venus, born of t...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Place Soup Spoon Flatware
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver place soup spoon 7 1/8" in the pattern Olympian 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

Olympian by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Pie Server AS Serrated
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Lovely sterling silver Pie Server measuring 10 3/4" in the pattern Olympian by Tiffany & Co. The handle of this piece features the third motif in this pattern, which is Paris, the so...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver Crumber Hollow Handle AS
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
The Olympian pattern, which was introduced by Tiffany & Co. in 1878, is the most elaborate and complex of all Tiffany flatware designs. Each piece of Olympian is designed to illustra...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Breakfast Knife HHAS Antique
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver hollow handle all sterling breakfast knife 7 1/2" in the pattern Olympian by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. 100% satis...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Mustard Ladle GW Original
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver mustard ladle gold washed original 5 1/2" in the pattern Olympian 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

Olympian by Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver Dinner Knife French Blade
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver hollow handle with replaced stainless french blade dinner knife 9 3/4" in the multi-motif pattern Olympian by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent ...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Salad Fork 4-Tine Straight
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver 4-tine salad fork with straight tines 6 3/4" in the pattern Olympian by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction guaran...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Salad Serving Fork 9 1/2"
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling Silver Salad Serving Fork 9 1/2" in the pattern Olympian 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

Olympian by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Fish Server Gold Washed
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
The Olympian pattern, which was introduced by Tiffany & Co. in 1878, is the most elaborate and complex of all Tiffany flatware designs. Each piece of Olympian is designed to illustra...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Fish Serving Set 2-Piece
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
The Olympian pattern, which was introduced by Tiffany & Co. in 1878, is the most elaborate and complex of all Tiffany flatware designs. Each piece of Olympian is designed to illustra...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Fish Serving Fork 4-Tine
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
The Olympian pattern, which was introduced by Tiffany & Co. in 1878, is the most elaborate and complex of all Tiffany flatware designs. Each piece of Olympian is designed to illustra...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Knife Sharpener with Wheels
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver original knife sharpener with steel wheels 8 1/4" in the pattern Olympian by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed and is in as-is vintage condition with some imperfections...
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20th Century More Dining and Entertaining

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver Caviar Fork 3-Tine Antique
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver caviar fork 3-tine 5 7/8" in the pattern Olympian by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed on the reverse and is in excellent condition. Satisfaction guaranteed!   
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver Pastry Fork 3-Tine Antique
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver pastry fork 3-tine 6" in the multi-motif pattern Olympian 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

Olympian by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Cocktail Fork Antique Silverware
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver cocktail fork 6" in the pattern Olympian 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

Olympian by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Butter Spreader Flat Handle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle butter spreader, 6" in the pattern Olympian 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

Olympian by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Gumbo Soup Spoon Antique
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver gumbo soup spoon 7 3/4" in the multi-motif pattern Olympian 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

Olympian by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Fruit Fork 2-Tine Antique
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver fruit fork 2-tine 6 1/4" in the pattern Olympian by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed on the reverse (although not shown in stock photo; monos vary) and is in excellent...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Preserve Spoon Scalloped Antique
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver preserve spoon scalloped 7" in the multi-motif pattern Olympian by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed (see photo) and is in excellent condition. 100% satisfaction gua...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver Nut Pick Flat Handle
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver flat handle nut pick 4 3/8" in the pattern Olympian 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

Olympian by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Demitasse Spoon Gold Washed
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver demitasse spoon gold washed 4 1/4" in the multi-motif pattern Olympian by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed on the reverse (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. ...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Oyster Fork 3-Tine GW
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver oyster fork 3-tine gold washed 4 7/8" in the pattern Olympian by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed (monos vary) and is in excellent condition. Satisfaction guarantee...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver Ice Cream Slice Serving
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver ice cream slice 11 3/8" in the pattern Olympian 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

Olympian by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Sugar Sifter GW Fancy Pierced
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Masterfully crafted sterling silver sugar sifter measuring 7 1/4" in the pattern Olympian by Tiffany & Co. The handle of this piece features a stunning figural motif throughout the h...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Asparagus Serving Fork Wavy
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
The Olympian pattern, which was introduced by Tiffany & Co. in 1878, is the most elaborate and complex of all Tiffany flatware designs. Each piece of Olympian is designed to illustra...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Breakfast Dessert Knife HH WS
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver hollow handle with stainless blade breakfast knife or dessert knife 7 5/8" in the multi-motif pattern Olympian by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excell...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Tomato Server Pierced Vermeil 7 1/2"
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver Tomato Server pierced vermeil (completely gold washed) 7 1/2" in the pattern Olympian By Tiffany & Co.. It is monogrammed (mono on reverse/monos vary) and is in excel...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver Ice Cream Spoon Gold Washed
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver original ice cream spoon gold washed 5 3/4" in the multi-motif pattern Olympian by Tiffany and Co. It is monogrammed on the reverse (monos vary) and is in excellent c...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Berry Spoon Gold Washed Conch
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
The Olympian pattern, which was introduced by Tiffany & Co. in 1878, is the most elaborate and complex of all Tiffany flatware designs. Each piece of Olympian is designed to illustra...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Breakfast Junior Knife, French
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver hollow handle with stainless French blade breakfast knife / junior knife 7 1/2" in the multi-motif pattern Olympian by Tiffany and Co. It is not monogrammed and is in...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Trout Server Gold Washed
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Rare sterling silver trout server measuring 11 1/4" in the pattern Olympian by Tiffany and Co. The handle of this piece features the third motif in this pattern, which is Paris, the ...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Cheese Server HH WS Original
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver original hollow handle cheese server with stainless blade 7 1/8" in the multi-motif pattern Olympian by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in excellent condit...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Regular Fork 4-Tine Flatware
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver regular fork, 4-tine 7" in the pattern Olympian 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

Olympian by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Regular Knife Vermeil Blunt
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver hollow handle with blunt blade vermeil (completely gold washed) regular knife 9 1/4" in the multi-motif pattern Olympian by Tiffany and Co. It is monogrammed on the r...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver Olive Fork Pierced Long Antique
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver olive fork pierced long 7" in the multi-motif pattern Olympian by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed on the reverse (see photo) and is in excellent condition. 100% sa...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Fish Fork Figural Antique
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver fish fork 7" in the pattern Olympian 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

Olympian by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Sherbet Spoon Gw Pinched
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver Sherbet Spoon Gold Washed Pinched 5 1/2" in the multi-motif pattern Olympian by Tiffany and Co. It is monogrammed on the reverse (monos vary) and is in excellent cond...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Pastry Server Spade Shape
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
The Olympian pattern, which was introduced by Tiffany & Co. in 1878, is the most elaborate and complex of all Tiffany flatware designs. Each piece of Olympian is designed to illustra...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Waffle Server Pierced Vintage
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Incredible sterling silver waffle server measuring 9" in the pattern Olympian by Tiffany and Co. The handle of this piece features a stunning figural motif throughout the handle and ...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

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Tiffany Olympian For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal tiffany olympian for your home. Each tiffany olympian for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, silver and sterling silver. There are many kinds of the tiffany olympian you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century.

How Much is a Tiffany Olympian?

Prices for a tiffany olympian can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $109 and can go as high as $20,995, while the average can fetch as much as $534.

tiffany-and-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.