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Autumn Elegance: Fine Art, Decor, & Furnishings

Wed, Sep 13, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 236

21 Sterling Flatware & Letter Tray 17.36 ozt

Estimate: $200 - $400

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Set of 12 Towle condiment or teaspoons, one sterling-handled pie server, one serving spoon, one sterling silver letter tray, and one set of six sterling and enamel condiment or teaspoons in a silk-lined case. All marked along the handles or along the underside.

Provenance: From the collection of Malcolm E. Lein, former director of the Minnesota Museum of American Art.

Malcolm Emil Lein (1913-2003) was the director of the Minnesota Museum of American Art during its early and formative years. During his 30-year tenure, he fought to procure the museum funding, grow its permanent collection, and establish it as St. Paul's premiere gallery. Along with his wife Miriam, who worked at the Walker Art Center, he was a fixture in the Twin Cities artistic community throughout his life.

(Letter tray) height: 5 in x width: 6 in x depth: 2 1/4 in. (Serving ware) length ranges from 4 in to 10 in. Gross weight (not including 6 enameled spoons and one sterling-handled serving utensil): 17.36 Troy oz.


Light wear throughout. Light scratches and tarnishing throughout. The letter tray is heavily tarnished. The enameled spoons have tarnishing throughout the gold-washed silver.

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