(74) piece Stieff Repousse sterling silver flatware service rose: including a) eight salad forks; b) eight dinner forks; c) eight oyster forks; d) three fish forks; e) hors d'oeuvres forks; f) eight soup spoons; g) six bouillon spoons; h) seven dessert spoons; i) eight hollow handled dinner knives, one hollow handled butter knife, and one fish knife; j) two graduated serving spoons; k) two large serving spoons; l) one small serving spoon; m) small ladle; n) one aspic spoon; o) two serving spoons; and p) one cake lifter. This is an assembled collection with various manufacture dates, several pieces have initials on the reverse.
Dimensions are: largest- p) 10 inches (25.4 cm) long. Weight, excluding the hollow handled pieces: 2450 grams (78.77 troy oz.) All measurements are approximate. The Sterling Silver Manufacturing Company was created by Charles C. Stieff and a partner in 1892. This was later changed to the Baltimore Sterling Silver Company. When Stieff took over the company in 1904, he changed it's name to The Stieff Company. Ref. http://www.thestieffcompany.com/The_Stieff_Company/Date_Marks_and_Year_Differences.html
Condition: Some tarnish and surface wear.
Provenance: From a Washington, DC collection.