by Luke Libera Moore

The design for this sterling silver spoon from Tiffany’s Audubon collection dates back to the late 19th century and was inspired by Japanese flora and fauna motifs — the first American flatware pattern to incorporate Asian design. Due to change in tastes the pattern was dropped from the collection in the early 20th century, only to be revived in the 1950s. It owes its name to the American naturalist John James Audubon (1785–1851) and remains one of the most popular patterns in the Tiffany collection.

For nearly two centuries, Tiffany & Co. has represented the essence of U.S. luxury craftmanship. It’s not only their iconic jewelry — especially Tiffany’s diamond rings, an evergreen romantic gift — but also their understated homeware collection, which boasts instantly recognizable picture frames, games, glasses, plates, and silverware. With everything you need for the perfect Tiffany breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the brand’s unique intergenerational appeal extends to even the youngest of audiences: the apotheosis of tasteful aspiration, Tiffany silver spoons are perfect for everyone, even those born without one in their mouths.

This story was originally published in PIN–UP 33, Fall/Winter 2022/23.

Photography by Luke Libera Moore for PIN–UP