The Story Behind this Blog

Being from the South, Silver is a very big part of my life. It doesn't have anything to do with wealth. Although those with more money - old money, tend to have more of it. New money tend not to spend their money on Silver. They do not have the appreciation for the warmth of the metal, the beauty of the patina, the story it tells of the generations past who have used it. A true southern girl comes of age when she chooses her silver pattern, long before she chooses her mate. If she is smart, she chooses that of her mother, grandmother, or favorite great aunt who in their benevolence will pass their silver on to her. It is the pieces in those sets, the pieces on our tables, along with the pieces we find in the corners of the displays in antique stores that prompted me to start this blog. They are beautiful, they are odd, but what are they, and what in the hell do you do with them?

Monday, August 26, 2013

Queen Anne / Faneuil / Feather Edge / Reeded Edge by Tiffany

Tiffany introduced Queen Anne in 1875. The pattern was a very traditional 18th century pattern. They discontinued the pattern in 1904. Then 1907, they reintroduced the pattern as Faneuil. Hood's book on Tiffany Silver flatware refers to "Queen Anne Engraved", however I can find no other references or examples of that pattern.

There are several other variations of the pattern: Faneuil Engraved (1910), Feather Edge (1901), and Reeded Edge (1937). Of all these patterns, Faneuil and Feather Edge are still active.

Kidney Bowl Berry Spoon in Queen Anne (9  5/8 inches)

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Small Sugar Sifter in Faneuil (5 3/4 inches)

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Place Soup Spoon in Faneuil Engraved  (7 1/8 inches)

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Large Berry Spoon  Feather Edge  (7 5/8 inches)

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 Flat Handled Butter Spreader  Reeded Edge (5 7/8 inches)

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