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    A Six Piece Theodore B. Starr Silver Tea and Coffee Service, New York, New York, circa 1900-1924
    Marks: (dragon-shield-S), STERLING, THEODORE B. STARR INC. NEW YORK
    12-1/2 inches high (31.8 cm) (tallest)
    157 troy ounces

    The set of stout matching vessels consisting of hot water kettle on stand, coffee pot, teapot, waste bowl, creamer and covered sugar, each having generously spaced upward repoussé work featuring scrolling foliate and floral motifs to bodies and lids, lidded vessels with foliate onion finials, handles with pebbled acanthus leaf mounts to crests, down to acanthus leaf mounts to scrolled feet.

    Condition Report*: Handle loose to coffee pot, missing pin to handle, age-related cracks to ivory insulators, two small dents to cartouche on coffee pot, denting to cartouches to teapot, two dents to rim and pin dent to cartouche of waste bowl, pin dent to neck of creamer, pin dent to cartouche and denting to bottom of covered sugar,  pin dents to handle and body of hot water kettle, dent to hot water kettle spout, dent to base, denting to burner, surface scratches, otherwise very good condition. Displays very well.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    12th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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