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Lot 0035
US State Dept Fiddle Thread 87pc Flatware Set

An 87 piece set of Fiddle Thread pattern Colonial Georgian Revival 20th century fiddle back motif sterling .925 silver flatware by the Frank W. Smith Silver Company of Gardner, Massachusetts that was according to the present owner ordered as a professional courtesy by the U.S. State Department and re-sold to him at cost.
Approx. 101.5ozt (approx. 95ozt solid sterling silver + 13 hollow handled pcs. at approx. 0.5ozt silver portion of weight ea.) variously in numbers of 6s, 12s and 16s plus five serving pieces and one additional badly damaged teaspoon. No monograms. Each solid piece with Smith lion rampant and S cojoined hallmark and marked STERLING, hollow handles marked STERLING, knife blades marked STEEL BLADE SILVER PLATED, pie server blade marked STAINLESS.


Private collection of a retired manager of a well known Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. business whose clients included the National Gallery of Art and the State Dept., name of business and individual withheld by request.

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Individual items, collections and estates wanted for upcoming Tampa St. Petersburg, Lake Worth Palm Beach FL, Las Vegas NV and upstate NY appraisal, auction and estate sale events. Family-run 2nd generation firm since 1957.


Overall sound estate discovery condition with the following specific and general observations: One teaspoon of 17 teaspoons is badly damaged, one salad fork of 16 salad forks has noticeably damaged tines and the large serving fork has a moderate tine bend plus all pieces have plenty of small use nicks and scratches commensurate with having been used regularly for decades by a Beltway social circle figure.

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