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Three-piece Reed & Barton Sterling Silver "The Diamond" Pattern Coffee Service with Associated Tray

Auction:
2888B
Lot:
140
Sold for:
$1,476$1,200

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

Description:

Three-piece Reed & Barton Sterling Silver "The Diamond" Pattern Coffee Service with Associated Tray, Massachusetts, mid-20th century, finial and body of elongated diamond-shape, with angular rattan-wrapped handles to pots, comprising coffeepot, covered sugar, creamer and sterling-rimmed Reed & Barton circular tray, ht. of coffeepot 11 3/4, tray dia. 14 3/4 in., approx. 45.8 troy oz. weighable silver.

Note: "The Diamond" pattern was launched by Reed & Barton in 1958 and was a collaborative effort between the designers Gio Ponti and John Prip. Prip was given the task of designing the hollowware while Ponti was the inspiration behind the flatware. Although designer John Prip was born in New York City, he was raised in Denmark. He returned to the United States and was hired by Reed and Barton in 1957.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

In good general condition with only scattered minor abrasions, particularly to tray. Tray wrapped in sticky saran wrap with residue to rim and surface. Sugar finial bent very slightly. Creamer with small dent to center of body.


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

Ponti, Reed, Gio Ponti, Giò Ponti, Holloware, John Prip, Reed & Barton, Silver, Sterling silver, Tray, New York City, Denmark, United States

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