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Demitasse Spoon, "Italian" Pattern

In 1870 Tiffany and Company patented and introduced the Italian flatware pattern. The pattern was created by Tiffany's head designer, Edward C. Moore, who was responsible for much of the company's flatware during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. The pattern takes its name from the anthemion flanked by scrolls and flowers, motifs derived from Etruscan and Roman architecture. Tiffany's ceased production of Italian by 1904, and the dies were destroyed around 1934.

Geography: Manufactured in New York, New York

Culture: American

Period: 19th century

Credit: Gift of Constance Clement

patented 1870
Sterling silver, partially gilt
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