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

  • This monumental 248-piece silver flatware service was crafted by the legendary Tiffany & Co.
  • The rare Lap-Over-Edge pattern, regarded as one of their most innovative designs
  • Inspired by Japanese aesthetics, the service is hand-etched with opulent flora and fauna motifs
  • Created in 1880, this complete service is a rare testament to Tiffany's unparalleled artistry
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$168,500
Item No. 31-8626

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Description
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 designs, 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. . .
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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 designs, 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
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Tiffany & Co. Lap-Over-Edge Flatware Service, 248 Pieces
Maker: Tiffany & Co.
Period: 19th Century
Origin: America
Type: Flatware
Depth: 18.0 in. (45.72 cm)
Width: 21.63 in. (54.93 cm)
Height: 17.75 in. (45.09 cm)
Tiffany & Co. Lap-Over-Edge Flatware Service, 248 Pieces
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