Published: June 7, 2011
Stolen on June 4 was a large amount of silver, including a large service of Tiffany Japanese pattern sterling flatware, circa 1871‷5.
The flatware service comprised a butter knife with lots of etching, a butter knife with small amount of etching, 12 7-inch dinner forks, 12 81/8-inch dinner forks, 12 6-inch teaspoons, 12 7-inch tablespoons, 1 11-inch cake server, 12 85/8-inch serving or table spoons, 7 5 o’clock spoons measuring 47/8 inches, one 9½-inch, three-prong salad serving fork, one 9½-inch salad serving spoon, one 10¼-inch pierced serving spoon, one 111/8-inch stuffing spoon with button on back, two 3½-inch salt spoons, one 111/8-inch fish knife with etching, four 45/8-inch egg spoons, one 9 1/16-inch cheese scoop and one 5½-inch mustard ladle.
All pieces are marked “Tiffany & Co.,” “m,” “sterling,” “Pat. 1871” and monogrammed “JJE” in cursive style.
Also reported stolen were Edward E Oakes handmade sterling silver and amethyst goblets, 5¼ inches tall. These turn into three pieces: the goblet top, the central band, which is set with amethysts and becomes a napkin ring, and the base becomes a candleholder. They are marked “sterling” and with Oakes’ oak leaf trademark.
An Arthur Stone handmade sterling silver and gold tobacco jar, 4¾ inches tall, is marked “sterling” and “Stone” with a hammer.
A Gorham sterling silver bowl with applied silver and brass details, circa 1885, is marked with Gorham’s trademark “sterling,” 1725 and the 1885 date mark, 8¼ inches in diameter.
A set of four English sterling candlesticks with two silver plated candelabra arms are marked with English hallmarks for Thomas and James Settle, Sheffield, 1825. Candlesticks are 11 inches tall, with the arms approximately 19 inches tall.
An antique silverplate figural dessert stand, missing glass bowl, approximately 14 inches high, is marked only with a symbol.
By Tiffany, a sterling creamer and sugar with etched decoration, approximately 4 inches high and approximately 10 troy ounces is marked “Tiffany & Co. Makers.”
A Gorham Isis pattern sterling cheese scoop with gilded scoop, approximately 10 inches long, is inscribed in old English lettering: “John Gorham November 19, 1870.” It is marked with Gorham’s lion, anchor, G trademark and “sterling.”
A Gorham Bird’s Nest pattern fork and knife, approximately 7½ inches long, partly gilded, is marked with Gorham’s lion, anchor, G trademark and “sterling.”
Also stolen was a significant amount of antique sterling silver flatware with a high melt value. Numerous other small pieces of sterling were taken, too.
Anyone with information about these items is asked to contact Massachusetts State Trooper Gary Darling 413-773-5361, extension 233, or State Trooper Adam Mathieu at 413-584-3000.
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