Tiffany Sterling Silver Grape Scissors by Moore - For Sale
Tiffany Sterling Silver Grape Scissors by Moore
Beautiful pair of sterling silver grape scissors made for Tiffany & Company by the Moore Company c.1865-70. They are all sterling silver with cast handles formed as massed grape vines with leaves and bunches of grapes. Approximately 7 1/4" long and 4 troy ounces. Marks include an Old English M in an oval and a curved TIFFANY & CO, like those used by the Moore Co. on the holloware pieces it made for Tiffany from c.1851 to c.1870. It is also marked STERLING and bears the number 1254. According to 'Tiffany Silver Flatware' by Hood they recently came across documents in the Tiffany Archives. The docoments are the Pattern Books, which are the production records dating from 1851, when the Moore Co. started to manufacture solely for Tiffany. Even though the records are mostly of holloware, there are many other items. An occasional piece of flatware is listed. Entry no. 1254 is listed as 'Grape Scissors'. They show an example in the book, page 35, figure 36 that are identical to the ones offered. Very good condition.