3093
3093
Two American Parcel-Gilt Silver American Indian Style Soup Spoons, Tiffany & Co., New York, After Designs By Charles Grosjean, circa 1895
Estimate
1,5002,500
LOT SOLD. 4,750 USD
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3093
Two American Parcel-Gilt Silver American Indian Style Soup Spoons, Tiffany & Co., New York, After Designs By Charles Grosjean, circa 1895
Estimate
1,5002,500
LOT SOLD. 4,750 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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Two American Parcel-Gilt Silver American Indian Style Soup Spoons, Tiffany & Co., New York, After Designs By Charles Grosjean, circa 1895
one spoon with with "Discovery Dance" terminal, the other with "Begger Dance" terminal, both with shaped handles with gilt diamonds, the back of the bowl with stylized gilt sunbursts
marked on back of handles
length 8 3/4 in.
22.2cm
6oz 18dwt
217g
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Provenance

William Randolph Hearst
Mrs. William Randolph Hearst, sold
Probably Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, Nov. 7, 1975

Catalogue Note

Charles Grosjean designed in 1885 a group of "Indian Spoons", adapted from George Catlin's images of Native Americans; the series had relief terminals that were flat on the back and bowls decorated with geometric designs.  A decade later, Grosjean's designs were used as the bases for a private flatware pattern for William Randolph Hearst of over 300 pieces.  The Hearst items repeated the earlier terminals, but with different shafts and undecorated bowls (see William P. Hood, Jr., Roslyn Berlin, and Edward Wawrynek, Tiffany Silver Flatware, pp. 259-261 and 300-301).

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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New York