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hstorey
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iconnumber posted 07-11-2001 09:00 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello: I have a set of 12 sterling Tiffany coffee spoons with gold-washed bowls. On the end of each handle is a finely wrought--and different--flower. The handle is rather like a column and the mark reads: Tiffany & Co. Sterling M Pat. Can anyone give me some idea as to the pattern name and the value of such a set (still in original presentation box)?

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Helen Storey
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Paul Lemieux

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iconnumber posted 07-11-2001 09:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Helen, the set sounds lovely. The pattern doesn't ring an immediate bell from your description. Tiffany did have a not-full-line c. 1890 pattern called Floral, on which a flower was located at the top of the handle, and the most common pieces in this pattern are coffee spoons; twelve different flowers were made for coffee spoons. But these coffee spoons are marked "T & CO STG," not the mark you describe. So your pattern is probably different.

On your spoons, the "M" is a date mark; Tiffany used the last initial of their current president to indicate the period when the pattern was first made. So your pattern most likely dates from 1875-1891.

We do not give values on this forum.

A picture would help a lot.

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Martine

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Helen,
I posted a reply to your question in the general silver forum. With the columns on the handle, there was a later flower series, also not full-line which were made in coffee spoon sets, sugar tongs and bon bon spoons. From the style, I think the spoons were made in the 1920's and '30's. There was a similar looking design with zodiac symbols in square tops instead of flowers. These designs probably were too late in period to make it into the Tiffany Flatware book which only covers the silver until 1905. Are your spoons in a brown colored box? I have had the boxed coffee spoons and the sugar tongs. They are very pretty and Tiffany is always desirable. The Victorian period pieces are the most sought after though.

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William Hood

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The set of Floral-pattern spoons Paul refers to is pictured in Tiffany Silver Flatware, Fig. 393, p.266. As he correctly points out, these are marked "T. & Co./STG" only. Your set of spoons is in a completely different not-full-line pattern, name unknown, the style of which is Art Deco, as Martine suggests. The "M" mark on your spoons must be the late variant small "m" (of 1907-1947)and not the capital "M" of 1869 (or 1875)- 1891.

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