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Towle "King Richard" Sterling Flatware Set with Chest, Early 20th Century

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An eight-four piece set of sterling silver flatware in the King Richard pattern by Towle Silversmiths, designed by Ferdinand Poppenhäuser and first introduced in 1932. The set includes twelve dinner forks, salad forks, dinner knives, and butter spreaders along with twenty-five teaspoons, four soup spoons, and seven serving utensils. Each piece features a scroll motif handle with beaded and floral accents, which is marked ‘Towle Sterling’ to its underside. The flatware set, excluding its hollow handled pieces, has a total approximate weight of 96.160 ozt and is presented in a wooden silverware chest with brown Pacific Silvercloth anti-tarnish lining.

Items Included 4 Soup Spoons, 12 Butter Spreaders, 1 Sugar Spoon, 1 Silverware Chest, 1 Lemon Fork, 1 Olive Fork, 12 Dinner Knives, 1 Pie and Cake Server, 12 Dinner Forks, 1 Casserole Spoon, 12 Salad Forks, 1 Tablespoon, 25 Teaspoons, 1 Serving Fork
Brand Towle Silversmiths
Materials Sterling Silver, Stainless Steel, Wood
Marks Pictorial Maker’s Mark, Fineness Mark
Period Early 20th Century
Origin United States
Pattern King Richard
Weighted Yes
Approximate Weight (ozt.) 96.160
Number of Items 85


- light surface scratches, scuffs, and minimal tarnish to flatware; scratches, nicks, and tape residue to chest; some residue to fabric lining of chest.


18.0" W x 5.0" H x 12.0" D

- measurements of the chest.

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