We spotted more than a few oglers in front of Lot 79
, a set of flatware for twelve. The whole lot, which sold for $43,750, is appealing both as a curated assortment and a survey of modern design, comprising place settings from the likes of Jean Nouvel, Angelo Mangiarotti, Enzo Mari, Achille Castiglioni, and Josef Hoffmann. Moss relates the collection to salesmen's sample sets from the early 20th century. "I've never understood the 'rule' that everything on the table should match—certainly that is never the case with the guests (diversity is the norm when planning a good dinner party!)."