Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc., Inc.
Live Auction

October 20, 2023: Fall Fine & Dec Arts Day One

Fri, Oct 20, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 1427

TOWLE "FONTANA" STERLING SILVER 130-PIECE FLATWARE SERVICE

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Sold for
$2,677.50
Sold Price includes BP

Bid Increments

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$0 $10
$200 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

TOWLE "FONTANA" STERLING SILVER 130-PIECE FLATWARE SERVICE, pattern designed by Robert J. King in 1957; solid sterling pieces comprising 12 place forks measuring 7 1/4" L, 12 salad forks, 12 cocktail / seafood forks, 12 dessert / oval soup spoons, 24 teaspoons, 12 iced tea spoons, two meat serving forks, one lemon fork, one pickle/olive fork, four serving / tablespoons with two having pierced bowls, one casserole spoon, one gravy ladle, one cream ladle, and one sugar spoon; hollow-handled pieces comprising 12 place knives, 12 butter spreaders, a two-piece salad serving set with plastic tops, a large roast carving fork and knife set, a small carving fork and knife set, one pie / cake server, two butter knives, and one cheese server. Each with "STERLING" and maker's marks, many with pattern name. Total weight excluding 34 hollow-handled pieces: 114.595 ozt. Towle Silversmiths, Newburyport, MA. Second half 20th century. 5" to 13 3/4" LOA.

Condition

Very good to excellent overall condition with minor wear, minor to moderate surface scratches, and other imperfections including nicks, slight bending, slight worn spots to raised decoration, and/or possibly one or a few dents.

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Descended in the family of Governor of Virginia Benjamin Harrison V and U.S. President William Henry Harrison.