May 19, 2013

MODERN ART & DESIGN AUCTION

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Lot 267: Gio Ponti

Lot 267: Gio Ponti

Diamond flatware (100)

Designed 1958
Sterling silver, stainless steel
Reed & Barton
Stamped assay and manufacturer's marks
Various dimensions
Comprised of 12 salad forks, 12 bread knives, 6 steak knives, 6 iced tea spoons, 12 dinner forks, 12 tablespoons, 6 seafood forks, 12 teaspoons, 12 dinner knives, and 10 serving pieces; together with coffee service designed by John Prip comprised of coffee pot, creamer, and sugar bowl with cover
Literature: Stern, Jewel. Modernism in American Silver Connecticut: Yale University Press, 2005. p 247.
Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
Price Realized: $13,750
Inventory Id: 5702

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In 1958 Reed & Barton commissioned Gio Ponti to design the Diamond pattern flatware service and John Prip to design the accompanying coffee service.

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