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Extensive Cartier Silver-plate Tableware Service

Auction:
2888B
Lot:
109
Sold for:
$1,722$1,400

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2888B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 08, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Extensive Cartier Silver-plate Tableware Service, early 20th century, all marked "Cartier," each with an engraved monogram "ESE" with a Louis XVI-style shaped and reeded edge, comprising of twenty pieces of hollowware: six salt cellars with glass liners, four shakers, three trays (two lg. 20 1/4, one 18 1/4 in.), three vegetable dishes, two gravy boats with attached undertray and interior liner, a water pitcher, and a covered tureen with warming stand and burner; and one hundred and fifty pieces of flatware, comprising of twelve each: dinner forks, hollow dinner knives, luncheon forks, hollow luncheon knives, soupspoons, place spoons, iced-tea spoons, salad forks, spreaders, teaspoons, coffee spoons, and demitasse spoons, three serving spoons, three serving forks; together with eight pieces of sterling silver flatware, six with applied gold monogram: dinner fork, hollow dinner knife, luncheon fork, hollow luncheon knife, place spoon, and solid spreader, two with gold element removed: place spoon and soupspoon, approx. 11.7 troy oz. total weighable silver.

N.B. The reversible monogram "ESE" and pattern of the service resembles that of Edward Stotesbury, who in 1929 ordered 1,450 pieces of monogrammed sterling silver as well as a silver-plated set of 3,958 pieces from Cartier. The plated set was reserved for guests and included both flatware and hollowware to serve over 200 people. In 1946 the contents of the Stotesbury estate at Wingwood House were sold at auction on the premises at Bar Harbor. The majority of the original sterling silver service was most recently auctioned by Pook & Pook on May 23-24th, 2012.
Estimate $1,500-2,500


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Edward Stotesbury, Demitasse spoon, Fork, Grande Baroque, Holloware, Jewellery, Silver, Silver service, Silversmithing, Spoon, Sterling silver, Table setting, Tableware

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