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Tiffany & Co. Lap-Over Edge Flatware Service, 248 Pieces

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This monumental 248-piece sterling silver flatware service was crafted by the legendary Tiffany & Co. and features the exceptional Lap-Over Edge pattern. This intricate, nature-inspired pattern is widely regarded as one of the firm's most innovative and intricate, created by Tiffany & Co.'s lead designer Edward C. Moore and his lead silversmith Charles Grosjean in 1880. Inspired by the wide array of Japanese art and wares he encountered at the 1867 Exposition Universelle in Paris, Moore and Grosjean designed this opulent flatware to reflect the endless beauty of nature through dozens of delicate renderings of plants, flowers, insects and animals. The distinctive shape of the flatware—with rolled edges that are thicker than their middles, either turning toward the front or back—gives this pattern its iconic "Lap-Over Edge" name. This stunning example is a rare treasure in pristine, complete condition, expertly presented in its four-drawer fitted oak Tiffany chest. The silver flatware of Tiffany & Co. is among the finest in the world. Each hand-finished piece incorporates the timeless designs and quality craftsmanship that make Tiffany one of the world's leading silversmiths. Since their first international recognition at the 1867 Paris World's Fair, Tiffany has supplied silver to numerous royal families throughout Europe, as well as elite American families including the Astors and Vanderbilts. Circa 1880 Pieces are marked "Tiffany & Co. / Sterling / Pat. 1880" Bears the date mark of Edward C. Moore, who was the head of Tiffany's silver operation until 1891 Chest: 17 3/4" high x 21 5/8" wide x 18" deep This flatware service contains: 12 Dinner Knives 12 Dinner Forks 12 Lunch Knives 12 Lunch Forks 12 Fish Knives 12 Fish Forks 12 Oyster Forks 12 Dessert Knives 12 Salad Forks 12 Butter Spreaders 12 Soup Spoons 12 Bouillon Spoons 10 Tablespoons 18 Teaspoons 12 Demitasse Spoons 12 Iced Tea Spoons 12 Citrus Spoons 12 Ice Cream Forks 12 Sorbet Spoons 5-Piece Carving Set 2-Piece Salad Serving Set 2 Fish Serving Forks and a Fish Slice 1 Crumber 2 Cold Meat Forks 1 Large Serving Spoon 1 Cream Ladle 1 Pair Sugar Tongs Reference: Charles H. Carpenter, Jr. and Mary Grace Carpenter, Tiffany Silver, 1978
  • Creator:
    Charles Grosjean (Maker),Edward C. Moore (Designer),Tiffany & Co. (Maker)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 17.75 in (45.09 cm)Width: 21.63 in (54.95 cm)Depth: 18 in (45.72 cm)
  • Sold As:
    Set of 248
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  • Date of Manufacture:
    Circa 1880
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  • Seller Location:
    New Orleans, LA
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: 31-86261stDibs: LU891139775792
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