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Set of souvenir flatware from the 1939 World's Fair

1938
Designed by Lillian Helander (American, 1899 – 1973), Wm Rogers Mfg Co., International Silver Company (active 1898 to the present)


Dimensions

Box: height: 15 3/4 x width: 11 1/4 x depth: 3 1/4 in. Knife lengh: 9 1/4 in.

Accession Number

2014.1250.1-47

Medium or Technique

Silverplated; original lined box

Not On View

Classifications

Decorative arts

William A. Rodgers manuscript, set of flatware from the 1939 World’s Fair
Set of 6 place settings in original box
6 Dinner Forks, 7 1/2” long
6 Salad Forks, 6” long
6 Knives, 9 3/8” long
6 Rounded Soup Spoons, 7” long, (each decoration of a different scene on the bowl)
6 Teaspoons, 6” long,
6 Individual Butter Spreaders, 6” long.
2 Large Serving Spoons
1 Sugar Shell spoon
1 Ladle
There is a design at the top end of each piece featuring the Trylon & Perisphere along with “1939” and the words “Theme Building”. The words “New York World’s Fair” are stamped vertically down the length of the handles.

Markings

Each piece is signed on the back "Pat.Pend.Wm.Rogers Mfg.Co.IS"

Provenance

By 2008, with Frederic A. Sharf, Chestnut Hill, Mass; 2014, gift of Frederic A. Sharf to the MFA. (Accession date: October 29th, 2014)

Credit Line

Gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf