Group of 22 small silver novelty items, including 8 Tiffany & Co. Art Nouveau demitasse sterling spoons with varied flower form handles; Boxed salt dip in the form of a Norse dragon boat with silver gilt interior and matching spoon, marked 830S; 2 swan salts with silverplated tops and glass bottoms (from Nashville's Swan Ball); 2 Greyhound or Whippet silverplated knife rests; 2 Peru salt spoons marked 925 with llamas on handles, 3 English sterling shell form salt dips marked for J.C. Ltd, Birmingham England, 1922-1923, 2 Continental confection spoons, and 1 spoon with gilt bowl and figural handle, unmarked. Weighable silver: 6.73 oz troy. Provenance: The Estate of Jane Dudley, Nashville, TN and Palm Beach, FL. Social icon Jane Dudley was the founder of one of the South's most prestigious charity events, the Swan Ball, benefiting Cheekwood. She traveled the world as the wife of U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, Guilford Dudley, with whom she shared a landmark Nashville estate, Northumberland, until his death in 2002. A graduate of Nashville's Parmer School, Ward Belmont, and Vanderbilt University, she worked briefly for the Tennessean newspaper and later for Tiffany & Co., where she managed corporate accounts for more than twenty years and later served on the board of directors. Mrs. Dudley was also a member of the International Best Dressed List. In 1963 she was the founding chairman of The Swan Ball, now the nation's longest running charity ball. She also chaired the Tiffany Feather Ball in New York from 1981-1991, the ball benefiting the Palm Beach Cancer Society in the 1970s (featuring entertainer Bob Hope), and in England, a ball at Blenheim Palace to raise funds for the historic castle's roof. CONDITION: Spoon with figural handle has significant wear. Otherwise all items very good condition.
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