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Tiffany & Co., Sterling Silver Complete Tea and Coffee Set
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Tiffany & Co. An American silver seven-piece tea and coffee set, New York, circa 1907-1957 (directorship John C. Moore) Comprised of a sterling silver Teapot, sterling silver cof...
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20th Century Tea Sets

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Silver

Tiffany & Co., France, circa 1890, French Tea and Coffee Set
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Tiffany & Co., France, circa 1890, A rare French Tiffany antique sterling silver four-piece tea and coffee set Comprising: teapot, coffee pot, creamer, and a covered sugar bowl, ...
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Antique 1890s Tea Sets

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Sterling Silver

Antique Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Saracenic Tea Set
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Montreal, QC
Beautiful Museum Quality Tiffany & Co. tea set comprising three vessels in the "Persian" style with lush chased repousse arabesques and floral decorations, ribbon banded handles and ...
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Antique 1880s American Victorian Tea Sets

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Sterling Silver

Mid Century Modern Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Salt and Pepper Shaker Set
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Product details: Featuring circa 1950's, 925 sterling silver set of 4 geometric trapezoid shaped mini shakers, two for salt and two for pepper. Signed Tiffany & Co. Sterling 925.
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Mid-20th Century Dinnerware and Flatware Sets

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Sterling Silver

Set of 4 Crested Tiffany & Co Gilt Sterling Silver Salt & Pepper Shakers
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A very fine set of 4 antique gilt sterling silver salt & pepper shakers. By Tiffany & Co. Each shaker is engraved to the center with a Crest of a large bird (which appears to be a...
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Early 20th Century Edwardian Dinnerware and Flatware Sets

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Gold Plate, Gilt Metal, Sterling Silver

Rare Set of 9 Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Vine Pattern Butter Pats
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An extremely rare set of sterling silver butter pats. In the Vine pattern decorated with raised poppies and other flowers around the rim's edge. By Tiffany & Co. Monogrammed to t...
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Antique Early 1900s Modern Dinnerware and Flatware Sets

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Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. English King Tea and Coffee Service
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New Orleans, LA
This important Tiffany & Co. sterling silver tea and coffee service is crafted in the classic English King pattern. Introduced by Tiffany in 1885, English King is fashioned to reflec...
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Antique 19th Century American Neoclassical Tea Sets

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Sterling Silver

Eight-Piece Tiffany & Co. Makers Sterling Silver Complete Tea Set
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
A Tiffany & Co maker's sterling silver tea set, 1938 complete with serving tray. Each piece is engraved "Van P." The set includes a tray, kettle on Stand and burner, tea pot, coffee ...
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Early 20th Century American Tea Sets

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Sterling Silver

Vintage Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver 3 Piece Coffee Set, with Monogram
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New Milford, CT
Vintage sterling silver 3 piece coffee set, from Tiffany & Co. The 3 pieces of this beautiful Tiffany & Co set include a tall coffee pot, open creamer and lidded sugar bowl. All p...
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Early 20th Century English Tea Sets

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Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Coquille Dishes
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Coeur d Alene, ID
Very nice set of five Tiffany & Co. small sterling silver coquille dishes made the first half 20th Century. Each piece stamped "Tiffany & Co Makers Sterling 22479." PERIOD: First ha...
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Early 20th Century Dinnerware and Flatware Sets

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Sterling Silver

Royal Chrysanthemum Silver Gilt Teacups and Saucers by Tiffany & Co.
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New Orleans, LA
Tiffany & Co.’s beloved Chrysanthemum pattern is showcased in this rare and exceptional teacup service created for royalty. Bearing the coronet of a European baron, this set contains...
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20th Century American Art Nouveau Tea Sets

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Silver

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Three-Piece Coffee Service
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
A mid 20th century, circa 1960-1970, three-piece Tiffany & Co. sterling silver coffee service comprised of a coffeepot, creamer and sugar bowl. Signed: Tiffany & Co. England Sterlin...
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Mid-20th Century Coffee and Tea Sets

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Sterling Silver

Vintage Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Shell Shaped Tea Caddy Spoon
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A very fine sterling silver tea caddy spoon. By Tiffany & Co. With a scallop shell shaped bowl and a short flared handle. The reverse has raised shell form decoration. Simply a w...
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20th Century Modern Coffee and Tea Sets

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Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Vine Pattern Berry or Serving Spoon
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A very fine Tiffany & Co. sterling silver serving or berry spoon. With a gold wash to the bowl. In the 'Vine' pattern with a conch shell shaped bowl and an embossed grape vine deco...
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20th Century Art Nouveau Dinnerware and Flatware Sets

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Sterling Silver

Six-Piece Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Kettle on Cradle W Serving Tray 7.3 Kg
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Very Exclusive A Tiffany & Co maker's sterling silver tea set, complete with serving tray. Six Piece Tiffany & Co. Makers Sterling Silver Complete Tea Set Each piece is signed and e...
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Vintage 1940s Coffee and Tea Sets

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Sterling Silver

19th Century American Tiffany & Co. Solid Silver Acanthus Tea Service circa 1880
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Antique 19th century American rare and magnificent six piece tea service, comprising a kettle, coffee pot, teapot, covered sugar bowl, waist bowl, covered cream jug, each piece on fo...
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Antique 19th Century American Tea Sets

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Sterling Silver

Sterling Tiffany Coffee and Tea Service
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Tiffany & company four-piece sterling silver coffee and tea set, circa 1940. Comprised of coffee pot, tea pot, sugar and creamer, all with faceted corners and monogrammed 'PPB', all ...
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Early 20th Century American American Colonial Tea Sets

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Sterling Silver

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  • Sterling Tiffany Coffee and Tea Service
  • Sterling Tiffany Coffee and Tea Service
  • Sterling Tiffany Coffee and Tea Service
H 13.5 in. W 6 in. D 4.5 in.
Tiffany & Co Elsa Peretti Sterling Silver Padova Baby Cup
By Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co.
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Tiffany & Co sterling silver baby cup in the Padova pattern by Elsa Petertti. No monogram A simple and classic child or baby cup with a curved open loop handle and highly polished ...
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Early 20th Century Coffee and Tea Sets

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Sterling Silver

Art Deco Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver and Crystal Vanity Set
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Product details: The set includes Tiffany & Co sterling serving tray, it is stamped with serial number 21253, q-tips jar, cotton balls jar, pill box, perfume bottle and tooth brush ...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Platters and Trays

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Crystal, Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co Elsa Peretti Padova Sterling Silver Infant Baby Feeding Spoon
By Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co.
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Tiffany & Co sterling silver baby feeding spoon in the Padova pattern by Elsa Peretti. No monogram Padova is a simple and classic design featuring a loop at the top of the handle, ...
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20th Century Dinnerware and Flatware Sets

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Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Ruby and Diamond Set
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Tiffany & co. Ruby and Diamond Set Tiffany & Co. Ruby and Diamond “Polka Dot" earrings crafted in 18k Yellow Gold, set with 20 Round Brilliant Rubies weighting 3.00 carat Total weig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Modern Link Necklaces

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Tiffany & Co Aesthetic Movement Sterling Silver Cream and Sugar Set
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Cincinnati, OH
Antique Tiffany & Co Aesthetic Movement sterling silver cream and sugar. This striking 19th century matched cream and sugar set was made by renowned jeweler and silversmith, Tiffany ...
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Antique 1870s American Aesthetic Movement Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Set of 3 Tiffany & Co Windham Sterling Silver Dinner and Salad Forks
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Set of 3 sterling silver forks, by Tiffany & Co in the Windham pattern. No monogram Set of 3 forks include 2 dinner forks and 1 salad fork. Designed by Arthur LeRoy Barney in 1923...
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20th Century Dinnerware and Flatware Sets

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Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Provence Sterling Sliver Flatware Set, 6 x 8 'Incomplete' + 10
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Surfside, FL
Tiffany & Co. Provence Sterling Sliver Flatware Set patented in 1961 by Tiffany & Co- 6 Place Setting for 10 (incomplete) + 10 Serving Pieces. Over 3000 grams of Stering Silver. Grea...
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20th Century Flatware and Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Demitasse Spoon Set of 12
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Designer: Tiffany & Co. Material: sterling silver Dimensions: demitasse spoons measure 4.75 X 1-inch Weight: SET 190 grams
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21st Century and Contemporary More Silver, Flatware and Silverplate

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Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Retro Brooch and Earring Set
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Atlanta, GA
Simple Retro design and style is found in this Tiffany & Co. Brooch and Earring set. Beautifully finished with fluted detailing. The Brooch measures 1 1/4 inches and the Earrings are...
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Mid-20th Century Retro Clip-on Earrings

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14k Gold

Persian by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Salad Serving Set Plain
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Persian originated in 1872 when exotic lands were in vogue (Japanese, Egyptian, Persian). It is absolutely striking with its intricate design. It is a beautiful example of the silver...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Art Deco Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Dresser Set
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Product details: Circa 1920's Each piece is engraved with "MTK", signed Tiffany & Co., Sterling and numbered. Please see photos for the details. The set includes: Hair brush: 9" x 3"...
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Vintage 1920s Art Deco Vanity Items

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Shell and Thread by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Roast Carving Set
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Beautiful sterling silver roast carving set, 2-piece, including: knife 14 1/4 and fork 11 1/8" in the pattern shell and thread 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

Richelieu by Tiffany and Co. Sterling Silver Fish Serving Set 2-Piece
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver fish serving set 2-piece which includes: 1- fish serving fork 9 1/2" 1- fish server 10" In the pattern Richelieu by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is ...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Persian by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Fish Serving Set Engraved
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Persian originated in 1872 when exotic lands were in vogue (Japanese, Egyptian, Persian). It is absolutely striking with its intricate design. It is a beautiful example of the silver...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Set of 4 Tiffany & Co Windham Sterling Silver Teaspoons
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New Milford, CT
Set of 4 sterling silver teaspoons by Tiffany & Co in the Windham pattern. No monogram. Beautiful set of teaspoons in the Windham pattern which was in produced in 1923 and desi...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Japanese by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Junior Set 2-Piece Knife and Fork
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver junior set, 2-piece consisting of: 1- junior fork, 6 1/2" 1- junior knife, 7 1/4" In the pattern Japanese by Tiffany & Co. It is not monogrammed and is in exce...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Tiffany and Co. Sterling Silver 9-Light Candelabra Set Paris Exposition 1900
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Tiffany and Co. Outstanding monumental pair of Tiffany sterling 9-light candelabra weighing an incredible 793 ounces and measuring 31 inches tall. These were designed by Paulding ...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Set of 7 Tiffany & Co American Garden Sterling Silver Teaspoons
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Set of 7 sterling silver teaspoons by Tiffany & Co in the American Garden pattern. No monogram American Garden is a multi-motif pattern inspired by the extensive botanical beauty o...
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20th Century Coffee and Tea Sets

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Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Deco Set Sugar Rare Tiffany Copper Sample One-of-a-Kind
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Tiffany copper sample deco set sugar rare one-of-a-kind 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

Marquise Gold by Tiffany and Co. Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service Vermeil
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Marquise gold by Tiffany & Co. Sterling silver flatware set - 24 pieces. This set is vermeil (completely gold-washed) and includes: six knives, 8 1/2", six forks, 6 7/8", six sal...
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20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Deco Set Fork Rare Tiffany Copper Sample One-of-a-Kind
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Tiffany copper sample deco set fork rare one-of-a-kind 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

Tiffany & Co. Deco Set Spoon Rare Tiffany Copper Sample One of a Kind
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Tiffany copper sample deco set spoon rare one of a kind 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

Harlequin by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Flatware Silverware Set 63 Pieces
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Designed with an eye for balance and proportion, each piece of Tiffany & Co. flatware is a masterpiece of form and function. Exceedingly rare "Harlequin" by Tiffany & Co., circa 1...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Set of 7 Tiffany & Co Windham Pattern Sterling Silver Teaspoons
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New Milford, CT
Set of 7 sterling silver teaspoons by Tiffany & Co in the Windham pattern. No monogram. Beautiful set of teaspoons in the Windham pattern which was in produced in 1923 and desi...
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Vintage 1920s Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Faneuil Gold by Tiffany and Co. Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service Vermeil
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Faneuil Gold by Tiffany and Co. sterling silver flatware set, 24 pieces. Gold flatware is on trend and makes a bold statement on your table. This set is vermeil (completely gold-wash...
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20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Florentine by Tiffany and Co. Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 240 Pieces
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Monumental Florentine by Tiffany & Co. sterling silver flatware set of 240 pieces in fitted Tiffany chest. This set includes: 18 dinner size knives, blunt, 10 1/4", 18 dinner size...
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Early 20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Castilian by Tiffany and Co. Sterling Silver Flatware Service Set for Six
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Gorgeous Castilian Gold by Tiffany and Co. sterling silver flatware set of 24 pieces. Gold flatware is on trend and makes a bold statement on your table. This set is vermeil (compl...
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Early 20th Century Tableware

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Sterling Silver

Tiffany & Co. Silver Feather Earrings and Brooch Set
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
TIFFANY & CO. SILVER FEATHER EARRINGS & BROOCH SET -Rare, vintage -Good condition -Gold plated Sterling silver -Earrings dimension: 0.4’’x1.3’’ -Earrings weight: 3.5gr -Brooch dimen...
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21st Century and Contemporary More Earrings

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Silver

Persian by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Flatware Set Service 58 pieces
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Persian originated in 1872 when exotic lands were all in vogue (Japanese, Egyptian, Persian). It is absolutely striking with its ornate design. It is a beautiful example of the silve...
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20th Century Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Set of 4 Tiffany & Co Sterling Silver Colonial Knives with Monogram
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Set of 4 sterling silver knives by Tiffany & Co in the Colonial pattern. Monogram appears to be McK Set of 4 knives includes 2 larger knives and 2 smaller knives in the Colonial pa...
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Antique 19th Century Dinnerware and Flatware Sets

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Sterling Silver

Set of 6 Tiffany & Co Olympian Sterling Silver Teaspoons with Monogram
Located in Washington Depot, CT
Set of 6 Tiffany & Co sterling silver teaspoons in the Olympian 1878 pattern. Monogram appears to be JEA Olympian is an ornate and elaborate multi-motif pattern, featuring 17 diffe...
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Antique 19th Century Dinnerware and Flatware Sets

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Sterling Silver

Edwardian Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver 13-Piece Vanity Set
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Cincinnati, OH
Edwardian Tiffany & Co sterling silver 13-piece vanity set. This Edwardian sterling silver gentleman's dresser set was made by Tiffany & Company in the early part of the 20th century...
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Early 20th Century American Edwardian Sterling Silver

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Sterling Silver

Olympian by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Salad Serving Set Gold Washed
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Beautiful sterling silver salad serving set, 2-pieces, measuring 10" in the pattern Olympian by Tiffany and 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

Nursery Rhyme by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Junior Set 3pc
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Nursery Rhyme by Tiffany and Co sterling silver Junior Set 3-Piece. Knife is 7 1/2" and has little red riding hood and wolf, the Fork is 6 1/2" and features Little Bo Peep, and the T...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Baby Set ABC with Teddy Bear 2-Piece
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver baby set with ABC and teddy bear motif, 2-piece, 4"-4 1/4", by Tiffany & Co. It is very substantial, heavy and well made. It has an inscription on the reverse (see ph...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Florentine by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Fish Serving Set 2 Piece Custom
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Add decadent design to your sterling silver tableware collection with our custom made sterling silver hollow handle with stainless fish serving set in the pattern Florentine by Tiffa...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Florentine by Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Salad Serving Set 2-Piece Orig
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver original salad serving set 2-piece 9 3/4" in the pattern Florentine by Tiffany and Co. This set is monogrammed (although not showing in stock photo; monos vary) and i...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Broom Corn by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Junior Set Fork and Knife
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver junior set, 2-piece, 7" in the pattern broom corn by Tiffany & Co. It is monogrammed (monograms vary) and is in excellent condition. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Shell and Thread by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Dessert Serving Set Custom
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver custom made hollow handle with stainless implement dessert serving set 4-piece which includes: 1 - cake knife, 12" 1 - pastry server with fancy vermeil (gold-to...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Shell and Thread by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Hostess Set 5-Piece HHWS
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Shell and thread by Tiffany & Co. Hollow handle with stainless implements hostess wedding gift server serving set 5-piece, which includes: 1 - two piece salad serving set, approxi...
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20th Century Serving Pieces

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Sterling Silver

Florentine by Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Fish Serving Set
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver fish serving set in the pattern Florentine 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

Set of Four Translucent Crystal Brandy Snifter by Tiffany & Co.
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in New York, NY
This stunning set of four brandy snifters were realized by the fabled American company Tiffany & Co. They feature circular bases; cylindrical stems (that flare slightly at their apex...
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20th Century American Modern Barware

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Crystal

Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Junior Set 2-Piece Knife, Spoon
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Big Bend, WI
Sterling silver junior set 2-piece knife 7 7/8", spoon 6 1/8" 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

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Tiffany And Co Set For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the tiffany and co set you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A tiffany and co set — often made from metal, silver and sterling silver — can elevate any home. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect tiffany and co set — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. Each tiffany and co set bearing Art Deco, Art Nouveau or Modern hallmarks is very popular.

How Much is a Tiffany And Co Set?

A tiffany and co set can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,379, while the lowest priced sells for $89 and the highest can go for as much as $198,500.

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.