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FRANCES WENDELL STONE'S TIFFANY & CO. SILVER SIX-PIECE CHILDREN'S BREAKFAST SET, CIRCA 1921.
Est. $800 - $1,200
SOLD: $840 ($700)

Comprising a cereal bowl, plate, mug, napkin ring, fork and spoon, applied with die-rolled designs of songbirds and squirrels perched amidst undulating acorn and oak leaf branches, the bowl, plate and mug each engraved in script “Frances Wendell Stone from her godfather Jeremiah Beall,” the napkin ring and utensils engraved with the initials “F.W.S.” in script, each marked “TIFFANY & CO MAKERS, STERLING SILVER, 925-1000, pattern number 19603A, order numbers: the cereal bowl and plate 4602, the mug 4496, the napkin ring 22537, the flatware marked “TIFFANY & CO STERLING m.” 25 oz. total. Diameter of plate 7 ⅜ inches.Frances Stone Warrick (1921-2009) was the daughter of Captain John Stone, U.S. Navy, and Frances Wendell Stone. She was a descendant of Ambrose Gibbons, an early Piscataqua pioneer, New Hampshire Governor John Langdon (a signer of the Constitution), and Jacob Wendell. She was also descended from Pierce Butler (a signer of the Constitution from South Carolina), and Dr. Alfred Elwyn and Dr. James Mease, both of Philadelphia.Frances grew up in New York City but summered on the Seacoast, splitting her time between Roaring Rock in York Harbor, the Elwyn farm, and the Langdon House on Pleasant Street in Portsmouth, N.H., where she stayed with her grandmother, Frances Elwyn Wendell, and two great aunts, Elizabeth Elwyn Langdon and Helen Kremer.