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carlaz

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iconnumber posted 10-24-2005 06:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for carlaz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I thought that I would post some images of a Tiffany fork that I recently came across to see if anyone else has ever seen such wonderful detail on a piece of Tiffany Persian flatware before.

The fork is 8 inches in length and has an all over design, meaning the details (which I hope is visable in the image) is consistant throughout the piece. From the tip of the tines, to a floral design on the backside of the fork.

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 10-25-2005 07:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Carla,

Any chance you could provide some extreme closeups? Tines? Cartouche? Mark area? Heel?

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carlaz

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iconnumber posted 10-25-2005 08:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for carlaz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unfortunately, the details are not that easy to capture via image.

When looking at the piece in person, my first reaction was that it looked like the piece was damaged in a fire but upon closer inspection, I found that there was a pattern to the design. Perhaps the best example of this is the image of the backstamp (from first posting), where you can see the overall design effect in the best detail. Plus, if there was fire damage, how would the backstamp and other pattern details hold up so well?

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iconnumber posted 10-26-2005 08:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Carla,

Can you tell how these were manufactured? Struck, chased or cast?

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carlaz

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iconnumber posted 10-27-2005 09:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for carlaz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I believe that the 'finish' was done in the die process of production because it is consistent over the entire piece. Perhaps they did not buff the piece during production? Who knows...thanks for trying though!

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William Hood

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iconnumber posted 10-30-2005 02:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for William Hood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also have not seen a piece of Tiffany Persian with this kind of "design" on the functional end. It appears to me to be die-stamped.

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