Description

    A Four-Piece Continental Silver Figural Tea and Coffee Service, late 19th century
    Marks: (effaced mark), STERLING
    13 inches high (33.0 cm) (coffee pot)
    121.68 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 service comprising a coffee pot, teapot, creamer and covered sugar, each with an upper frieze to body with putti procession in high relief, scaled sea serpent handles, below to husk trim and shield cartouches to each side flanked by fabric garlands, raised on four stylized dolphin feet on husk-engraved ovoid base, lidded vessels with pomegranate finials, spouts cast in the form of putti blowing horns to coffee and teapot.


    Condition Report*:

    Coffee pot base does not sit fully flush, creamer standard with some bending, dent to underside flange of sugar lid, minor pin dent to creamer, minor pin dent to teapot, minor crease to teapot base, nick to coffee pot base, age-related cracking to insulators, 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. 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
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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