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Al Capone's Flatware

Two examples of Al Capone related flatware.
These two fine surviving examples are from Mae Capone's relative.
(Photo Mario Gomes Collection via Pallie)












Top is Pantheon design by J.S. Sterling Co (International Silver).
Bottom is Fairfax design by by the Wm. B. Durgin Co.
(Information by the kind courtesy of flatware expert Michelle Lieberman)
sterlingflatwarefashions.com
(Photo Mario Gomes Collection via Pallie)








The ornate Pantheon design seemed more in line with Capone's other outlandish gaudy taste in fashion. This butter knife would have went to The Lexington Hotel suite where Al had elaborate dinners for himself and guests.
(Photo Mario Gomes Collection via Pallie)











The butter knife is a Pantheon pattern by International Silver. International was manufactured in Meriden, CT. That pattern came out in 1920 and, again, because it says "pat'd" it would have been produced between 1920, and 1927, therefore sold to Capone in 1928. These sterling silver flatware sets at that time could only be purchased at jewelry stores.
(Information by the kind courtesy of flatware expert Michelle Lieberman)
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(Photo Mario Gomes Collection via Margaret Regan)








The spoon is the Fairfax pattern by the Wm. B. Durgin Co. Durgin was located in Concord, NH.
Fairfax pattern came out in 1910.  The"pat'd" mark on it, means it would have been made between 1910 and 1917. This one would have been Mae's home flatware.
(Information by the kind courtesy of flatware expert Michelle Lieberman)
sterlingflatwarefashions.com
(Photo Mario Gomes Collection via Margaret Regan)










Invoice introduced at Al Capone's tax trial showing the flatware and other items bought at 5 South Wabash.
Abraham Quint was Capone's favored choice for silver flatware and jewelry bought for himself, friends and family.
(Mario Gomes Collection)








The outer lettering of Capone's pocket watch fob is also in the art deco'ish Pantheon design.
 This watch fob was purchased by Mae Capone for her husband Al.
(Mario Gomes Collection)










Top left: Al Capone Lexington Hotel Chicago, Illinois. Bottom: Engrave all flatware with the letter "C"
(Mario Gomes Collection)





Al and Mae Capone's flatware






My special thanks to such a sweet person! It is my Pallie, who is Mae Capone's relative, and who kindly donated these items for all history buffs to enjoy! Selfless acts like these help keep history alive! Also, my heartfelt appreciation to Michelle Lieberman for taking the time to research and explain the patterns and manufacturers of sterling. Without her, and the wonderful site sterlingflatwarefashions.com, none of this would have been possible. It really helped tie loose ends in the story creating a timeline. And last, but not at all least, my good friend Margaret Regan, who keeps the mail coming on time with these wonderful artifacts. She helped me understand the difference between a butter knife and a butter spreader! Without Margie, these precious items would not make it to me here in Canada for all to enjoy!