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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

File under "I had NO IDEA"

It seems each newly commissioned U.S. naval vessel carries a silver service custom-designed by Tiffany & Co. The pieces are paid for by the city for which the ship is named and can also be purchased by the public as a memorial gift. The service is used when the ship hosts guests at home as well as ports-of-call.

"The newest [...] boat to be registered at Tiffany is the U.S.S. New York, which is partly built out of steel recovered from the World Trade Center. She's set to debut this November, and if you're interested, you can help outfit her with serving dishes, plates or utensils, engraved with a message of your choice."

Still available for your expression of patriotic largesse is the George IV tray at $13,600, the Queen Anne coffee pot at $3665, and the Milk Can salt and pepper sets at a slightly less salty (sea humor!) $380.50 per set.

[Racked New York]


Robin said...

Because our tax dollars to build the ship itself weren't enough? Cripes!

PS - a fabulous box arrived today....Yay! I'll post about it in a bit....

karly / said...

I kinda love weird nautical tradition.

erin@designcrisis said...

Love that it's built from the scraps of the World Trade Center, hate that our tax dollars are paying for Tiffany silver services.