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    A FIVE PIECE JOHN WENDT EGYPTIAN REVIVAL PATTERN SILVER TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE
    John R. Wendt & Co., New York, New York, circa 1860
    Marks: BALL, BLACK & CO., NEW-YORK, 925/1000 (in shield)
    10 inches high (25.4 cm) (coffee pot)
    149.84 troy ounces (including non-silver material)

    From The Lauren Stanley Silver Collection

    The service comprising a teapot, coffee pot, chocolate pot, creamer and covered sugar, each with inverted open triangles repeating on a textured ground to rim, waisted neck with chased segmented band, bulbous body centered to either side with a repoussé circular medallion issuing wreath of fan-forms and chased stylized foliate, one medallion to each with figure of a griffin, repeating band to body, elongated C-form handle with protruding circle-form thumb rest, lids with figural bust finial over hemispherical dome and slightly down-turned rim, raised on spreading circular foot, oval tray with patterned banded border and engraved device of a griffin to rim, teapot marked BLACK, STARR & FROST, STERLING, creamer marked ENGLISH STERLING. Originally retailed by Ball, Black & Co., New York, New York.


    Condition Report*: In good condition overall, with some light denting, general wear commensurate with age. Note: Because this item contains African elephant ivory, this item can only be sold within the United States. 
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    May, 2014
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