American Decorative Arts
Designer: Edward C. Moore, American, 1827–1891
Manufacturer: Tiffany and Company, American, founded 1837

Demitasse Spoon, “Italian” Pattern

patented 1870

Sterling silver

4 13/16 in. (12.224 cm)
Gift of Constance Clement
2008.103.4
In 1870 Tiffany and Company patented and introduced the Italian flatware pattern. The pattern was created by Tiffany’s head designer, Edward C. Moore, who was responsible for much of the company’s flatware during the last quarter of the nineteenth century. The pattern takes its name from the anthemion flanked by scrolls and flowers, motifs derived from Etruscan and Roman architecture. Tiffany’s ceased production of Italian by 1904, and the dies were destroyed around 1934.
Culture: 
American
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Flatware
Geography: 
Manufactured in New York, New York
Status: 
On view*
Provenance: 

Mrs. Dexter Baldwin Chambers (née Florence Wick, 1844–1906), Cleveland, Ohio; by descent to her daughter-in-law Mrs. Henry Wick Chambers (née Constance Redfield, 1875–1965), Litchfield, Connecticut; by descent to her daughter Mrs. David Hale Clement (née Constance Chambers, 1911–2003), New Haven, Connecticut; by descent to her daughter Constance Clement, New Haven, Connecticut; by gift to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, 2008

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2007–June 30, 2008,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2008): 171.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.