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Lot 616: AN AMERICAN SILVER MARIE ANTOINETTE PATTERN FLATWARE SERVICE, DOMINICK & HAFF FOR BLACK, STARR & FROST, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1920 |

Collections: Silver, Vertu, Ceramics, and Russian Works of Art

by Sotheby's

20 October 2016

New York, NY, USA

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  • AN AMERICAN SILVER MARIE ANTOINETTE PATTERN FLATWARE SERVICE, DOMINICK & HAFF FOR BLACK, STARR & FROST, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1920 |
  • AN AMERICAN SILVER MARIE ANTOINETTE PATTERN FLATWARE SERVICE, DOMINICK & HAFF FOR BLACK, STARR & FROST, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1920 |
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Description: engraved with initial H, comprising:
12 dinner knives
12 dinner forks
12 dessert knives
12 dessert forks
12 fruit knives
11 butter spreaders 
12 salad forks
12 cocktail forks
24 teaspoons
6 tablespoons
12 soup spoons
12 bouillon spoons
12 citrus spoons
11 coffee spoons
12 iced tea spoons
5-piece carving set
3 cold meat forks
1 serving fork
3 serving spoons
1 gravy ladle
1 pie servers
1 berry spoon
1 preserve spoon
1 master butter knife
1 lemon fork
1 sugar spoon
1 sugar sifter
1 sugar tongs
in original fitted wood case, the cover mounted with a brass plaque initialed to match. Together with 1 plated pie server. 206 pieces.

Condition Report: all with light signs of use, the large carving fork with dings to handle, the large carving knife and knife sharpener with dents to tips of handles, the other knife handles with no dents/dings; the wood case with signs of wear, the left hinge & lock for knife frame inside cover slightly dented and lacking hinge pin
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Provenance: The H initial is for a member of the Hellmann mayonnaise family.  The firm was founded by Richard Hellmann (1876-1971) in 1912, and by 1927 he was selling $15 million a year, with plants throughout the country and homes in New York City, the Catskills, and California.

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