WINDMILL 25TH ANNIVERSARY SERVER SET
A very beautiful and impressive spoon/fork set for a 25th silver
I have included a ruler and a normal tea sized spoon on the right to
help you visualize the size
"mechanical" -- means that the windmill blades will spin
This very impressive set was manufactured out of sterling silver for
resale at the prestigious Marshall Fields of Chicago ( model # 7011)
Engraved on the back "S.M. 1898 - 1923"
Both pieces have mechanical windmills
There is no manufacture stamp, but I am sure that this set was custom
ordered through Marshall Fields
The spoon server bowl was repousse/chased by a talented silversmith
a farm scene showing cows, swans, row boat and windmills
The fork was repoussed/chased with a similar scene (only smaller)
Cast into the handle is a heart.
Located on State Street in the Loop of Downtown Chicago, Marshall
Fields was the world's largest department store.
It became an important social destination for Chicago's elite because
of its high end merchandise and its many restaurants and lounges
inside the 16 story Trude building at the corner of Wabash and
Randolph or the 20 story annex acrose the street at 25 East Washington..
"view showing one corner of workshop where Colonial Hand Hammered and
Old Dutch Silver pieces are made"
Also see the Marshall fields Dragon Hunter
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