- BRAND : Tiffany & Co.
- PATTERN : Olympian
- COMPOSITION : Sterling Silver
- TYPE : Flatware - Sets
- FEATURED REFINEMENTS : Tiffany Sterling Silverware
The incredible multi-motif Olympian pattern, which was introduced by Tiffany Co. in 1878, is the most elaborate and complex of all Tiffany flatware designs. Each piece of Olympian is designed to illustrate a well-known story of Classical mythology. The subjects vary on the different pieces.
Edward Moore, designer of this pattern, dominated the first era of Tiffany made flatware and designed several full lines of sterling patterns. Moore's father manufactured for Tiffany and upon retirement left Edward Moore in charge at the young age of 24. In 1868 Tiffany incorporated and bought the Moore Company, making Moore a Tiffany director and chief designer and head of silverware operation. With his travels, he experienced many exotic cultures and art which significantly impacted his designs. After his death, his true genius was fully acknowledged and he as then called "A Prince of Silversmiths.... easily the foremost silversmith in the United States."
The style on Olympian is Academic Beaux-Arts. The patent application credits Edward C. Moore, but renowned sculptor and die chaser F. Antoine Heller contributed his talents, as well. The pattern was first introduced at the Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1878. Olympian is a multi-motif pattern with seventeen (17) different handle decorations depicting subjects and stories from classical mythology. Each design is elaborate.
Superb monumental multi-motif Olympian by Tiffany Co. sterling silver Flatware set - 252 pieces. This set includes:
Excellent condition, with no monograms. Tiffany marks vary. Crisp pattern detail. This set will be lightly polished prior to
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