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    A Six-Piece Gorham Mfg. Co. Silver Tea and Coffee Service, Providence, Rhode Island, 1872
    Marks to kettle: (lion-anchor-G), STERLING, 391, 12 1/2 PINTS, E, T. KIRK PATRICK, NEW YORK
    16-3/4 x 11 x 8 inches (42.5 x 27.9 x 20.3 cm) (largest, kettle-on-stand)
    215.1 troy ounces


    The service of baluster-form, domed lids to tea, coffee and sugar crowned with cast cherub-form finials, lion rampant-form finial to kettle, vessels with raised shaped rim with alternating portrait cartouches of Persephone and Hades framed by naturalistic harvest motifs on ground of trailing vines, sweeping handles terminate with masques of Demeter, baluster-form bodies supported by waisted standard to domed foot engraved with radiating leaves, kettle stand on four sabre legs separated by scroll and acanthus decorations and terminating in Greek key-form feet, each monogrammed with family crest and inscribed OPTIMUM PAT. Originally retailed by Kirk Patrick, New York, New York.

    The lot comprising:
    1 Kettle-on-stand;
    1 Coffee pot;
    1 Tea pot;
    1 Covered sugar bowl;
    1 Creamer;
    1 Waste bowl.
    6 Total



    Condition Report*:
    Keys to kettle unattached with several bent links to chains, with two pin dents to body of sugar bowl and one to body of creamer, while all otherwise present well.
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    May, 2020
    5th Tuesday
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