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    A Whiting Mfg. Co. Silver Coffee Pot with Trompe L'Oeil Design, New York, New York, circa 1880
    Marks: (W-griffin), STERLING, 885
    8-1/2 inches high (21.6 cm)
    14.22 troy ounces

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE SOUTHERN COLLECTION

    Note: Because this lot contains African elephant ivory, this lot can only be sold within the United States.

    The baluster coffee pot having domed lid with toupie finial, ruffled rim with trunk-like texture, down to knotted rope collar, curved handle with crosshatching throughout, body with woven texture, tall low-set spout with conforming design.

    A similar coffee pot is illustrated in Silver in America, pg. 169, collection of the Dallas Museum of Art. This coffee pot was part of a series of textile-inspired designs manufactured by Whiting in the early 1880s.


    Condition Report*: Tiny pin dent to lid, age-related cracking to insulators, minor dimples to lid near hinge from natural contact, otherwise good with surface scratches commensurate with age, polishing, and use.
    *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. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2016
    12th Tuesday
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