DescriptionA FOUR PIECE AMERICAN COIN SILVER AND SILVER GILT TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE
Gorham Manufacturing Co., Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1863
Marks: (lion-anchor-G), SHREVE STANWOOD & CO., (clover)
7 x 11-1/8 x 5-1/2 inches (17.8 x 28.3 x 14.0 cm) (coffee pot)
78.84 troy ounces
The four piece service comprising coffee pot, tea pot, creamer and sugar bowl, each on four cast hairy kneed lion's paw feet, egg and dart border at shoulder and rim, hinged lid with cast floral finial, C-form handles with acanthus leaf furl rising from strap-work, ivory insulators to tea and coffee pots, spouts with everted lip and design echoing handles, silver gilt to creamer interior, each piece inscribed John Dickson to his wife Isabella, Dec. 25th 1863. Originally retailed by the Shreve, Stanwood & Co., Boston, Massachusetts.
Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000.
in fine condition with minor dent to back of tea pot and surface scratches commensurate with age
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