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DescriptionA Tallois Silver Teapot and Coffee Pot, Paris, circa 1875-1890
Marks: (Minerva), (TALLOIS-crown-MAYENCE), (A-anchor-F), A. TALLOIS, ORFEVRE-PARIS
12-1/2 x 9-1/2 inches (31.8 x 24.1 cm) (tallest, coffee pot)
108.55 troy ounces
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF A DALLAS GENTEMAN
The teapot and coffee pot having domed lid with tall foliate finial, Near Eastern influenced baluster body engraved CC to each, bifurcated husk joints to upper handle, dragon thumbrest, acanthus leaves to reverse of handle extending length of curvature, toupie pendant and fluted standard to lower joint, spout with female figurehead and scaled breastplate framed in scrollwork and having acanthus leaves emanating skyward, raised on round stepped base.
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800.
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