2169
2169
Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher
SILVER-GILT PRESENTATION COFFEE SET WITH PRESIDENTIAL SEAL
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 9,375 USD
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2169
Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher
SILVER-GILT PRESENTATION COFFEE SET WITH PRESIDENTIAL SEAL
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 9,375 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

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Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher
SILVER-GILT PRESENTATION COFFEE SET WITH PRESIDENTIAL SEAL
Mark of Tiffany & Co., New York, ca. 1930, comprising: a sugar bowl applied with a medallion of the Seal of the President of the United States, a plain pair of sugar tongs, and thirteen coffee spoons decorated with swallows and flowers, all within a fitted black leatherette case embossed with the Presidential Seal, each spoon marked on the stem, the sugar bowl marked underneath Tiffany & Co Sterling 565, the sugar tongs marked inside one arm. 11 oz. 12 dwt. (361 gr.); the case: 14½ in. (268 mm) wide
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Provenance

Mrs Thatcher: The Online Sale (Christie's London, 3–16 December 2015, lot 203)

Catalogue Note

A gift between political friends. Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for the entire tenure of Ronald Reagan's presidency and stood as his closest ally and "political soulmate" on the geopolitical stage. The present coffee set is accompanied with a leaf of Thatcher's personal notepaper (headed From the desk of Margaret Thatcher, inscribed in pencil "Silver Gilt Coffee Spoons — Reagan." The occasion for the gift is not recorded.

Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

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New York