1939 New York Worlds Fair Silverware Set – Service for 12
In 1939, America was past the Great Depression, and had not yet engaged in the war in Europe or Japan. It was a period of prosperity and optimism. The New York Worlds Fair of 1939-1940 reflected the enthusiasm of the country, and was attended by many thousands of excited patrons. Many left with small souvenirs or mementos, typically an inexpensive trinket. A small few indulged in more elaborate items, like this fantastic silverware set. Still housed in its' original Moderne wooden box, this set is a complete service for twelve. The set includes: 12 knives, 12 salad forks, 12 dinner forks, 12 dinner spoons, and 12 soup spoons. There are also 6 larger serving spoons. In addition, there another 12 dinner spoons, one sauce spoon, and a cake serving knife. Each piece is marked 1939 New York Worlds Fair, and feature the iconic Trylon and Perisphere theme building. Each of the dinner spoons features exhibit buildings in the bowls of the spoons. The silver plated set is in excellent condition, with very minimal use over the years. It is a rare opportunity to find such a complete set at once!
Dimensions: 16″ W X 11.5″ D X 6.5″ H