Lot 440: IMPORTANT PORTSMOUTH FAMILY TIFFANY & CO. SILVER 'ENGLISH KING' PATTERN EXTENSIVE FLATWARE SERVICE, DESIGNED BY CHARLES T. GROSJEAN AND INTRODUCED IN 1885; AND A TIFFANY CUSTOM DESIGNED QUEEN ANNE STYLE MAHOGANY SILVER CHEST, INCLUDING THE ORIGINALPlatinum House
October 27, 2013
Portsmouth, NH, USALive Auction
Description: Top drawer:12 dinner knives, 11 entree knives,12 steak knives, 12 dessert kinves, 12 dinner forks, 12 entree forks, 12 salad forks, 12 pastry forks, 12 oyster forks, 12 grapefruit spoons, 12 teaspoons, 12 soup spoons, 12 cream soup spoons, 12 dessert spoons, 12 iced tea spoons, 12 coffee spoons, 12 sorbet spoons, 22 butter spreaders, 6 silver-gilt egg spoons, 12 bouillon spoons, 2 serving forks, 4 serving spoons, and a silver-gilt salad serving fork and spoon Second drawer:Fish serving fork and slice, 1 asparagus server, 1 gravy ladle, 1 jelly spoon, 1 sugar spoon, 2 bon-bon spoons, 1 pair sugar tongs, 1 master butter knife, 1 serving spoon, 1 pastry server, 1 crumber, 1 silver-gilt berry spoon with shell bowl, 1 tomato server, 1 sugar sifter, 1 cream ladle, and 1 butter pick Third drawer:12 dinner knives, 12 entree knives, 12 oyster forks, 11 teaspoons with initial "S," and 12 silver-gilt "Bead" pattern coffee spoons The third drawer also includes a version of the 'King' pattern produced by the Howard Sterling Co. and comprises 18 dinner forks, 33 entree forks, 12 salad forks, 11 pastry forks, 12 bouillon spoons, 11 teaspoons, 12 dessert spoons, 12 tablespoons, 12 dessert knives and 12 fruit knives, all with initials "GW;" 2 Dominick & Haff 'King' pattern teaspoons retailed by Caldwell & Co. and 2 Gorham silverplate teaspoons, and a set of 8 Reed & Barton 'Harlequin' pattern botanical 5 o'clock teaspoons, designed by Austin F. Jackson in 1958-70 Fourth drawer:1 poultry carving set, 1 game carving set, 1 sharpening steel, 1 large carving set; 2 bone-handled carving sets and 1 bone-handled steel by Harrison Bros. & Howson, Sheffield; 1 fish serving fork and knife, and 1 Bailey & Co. crested soup ladle engraved with initials "FCE" in foliate script Various engraved initials comprising "HME," "ABW," "FSW," "EE?," "FCE," "GW" and "S." 704 oz. weighable (500)Height of chest 36 inches, width 34 1/4 inches, depth 19 inches.This service for approximately twenty-four combines two sets of twelve from the estates of the sisters Helen Elwyn Kremer and Elizabeth Elwyn Langdon, descendents of Governor John Langdon of Portsmouth. The associated silver by various makers was inherited from the Elwyn sister's great nephew, John Elwyn Stone. The sisters lived in the Langdon house until the mid-1950's, when ownership was transfered to the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (now Historic New England). Elizabeth Elwyn also owned the Langdon Farm, which John Elwyn Stone deeded to the state of New Hampshire to become the Urban Forestry Center.The chest was custom-made by Tiffany & Co. circa 1955 and includes the original blueprints.
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