UP FOR SALE IS A INCREDIBLE, HARD TO FIND IN THIS CONDITION CHRYSANTHEMUM BY TIFFANY & CO HEAVY STERLING SILVER PIE CAKE SERVER!!
The sheer brilliance of workmanship displayed in this Cake Knife Chrysanthemum silver server, embodies the essence of the Tiffany & Co. name. Each piece bears the intricate motif of its namesake flower. Chrysanthemum is considered among Tiffany's most beautiful and luxurious designs. The brainchild of renowned designer Charles T. Grosjean, the pattern incorporates traditional Baroque elements with a modern, natural motif., pristine condition is truly exceptional!.
The Chrysanthemum pattern was introduced in 1878 and patented on September 21, 1880 (patent no. 11968) by Charles T. Grosjean, one of the most influential silversmiths in Tiffany's history. The son of a silversmith who immigrated to the United States in 1836, Grosjean's father sold pieces to Tiffany & Co. during the 1850s. The younger Grosjean joined Tiffany as the manager of the company's Prince Street silverworks and he quickly became a driving force in the overall success of Tiffany's silver business. Grosjean's designs are among the most enduring of the Tiffany patterns and include Chrysanthemum, Lap-over-Edge, and English King. Chrysanthemum, however, found particular favor with Victorian socialites and new brides despite the fact that it was one of the most expensive of the Tiffany patterns to produce. The pattern was carried over to many forms of hollowware as well, which also enjoyed tremendous popularity. Chrysanthemum is still considered the top pattern Tiffany & Co. ever produced.