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DescriptionA SEVEN PIECE KURZ & CO. HANAU SILVER TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE AND TRAY
J. Kurz & Co., Hanau, Germany, circa 1870
Marks: J (swan) K, (weevil)
15 x 10 x 6-1/2 inches (38.1 x 25.4 x 16.5 cm) (hot water kettle on stand)
381.6 ounces (gross)
The service comprising hot water kettle on stand with burner, teapot, coffee pot, covered sugar bowl, creamer, waste bowl and tray (30-1/2" x 20-1/2"), chased strap work design throughout, baluster forms with ribbed conforming foot, shaped figural handle with head as thumb rest to kettle, tea & coffee pots and creamer, and applied masks to handles of sugar bowl and tray.
The coffee pot and creamer are marked E (cherry) O, and each piece is stamped with a French import mark. It is likely that the components of the service were assembled by a French retailer.
The service is in very good condition with surface scratches commensurate with age.
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Service and Handling Description: Hollowware/Pottery/Glass, Large (view shipping information)
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