Lot 126

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American Repoussé Sterling Six-Piece Coffee and Tea Service with Two-Handled Silverplate Tray
Wood & Hughes, New York and Barbour Bros Co., Hartford, Last Quarter 19th Century
Consisting of: a coffeepot with hinged lid, teapot with hinged lid, tea caddy with removable lid, open sugar, creamer, and waste bow, together with an associated tray; the bulbous bodies and lids with allover embossed floral and fernery decoration with step-formed thread-edged bases; the coffeepot and teapot with mounted acanthus scrollwork handles, the tea caddy and sugar with two applied handles, and the creamer with one applied handle. Center of tray engraved in mixed script 'PRESENTED/to/A. Griggs/By the Employees of/Ala. Gt. Southern R.R./Jany 1891'; undersides of all but tray with bright-cut intertwining 'AG' monogram with stamped maker's mark, metal standard 'sterling', and model number '36', in addition to an engraved notation 'Tbb17'; underside of tray with stamped 'BARBOUR BROS.CO./QUADRUPLE PLATE and the numbers '24' and '686' with other engraved notations.

  • Length of tray: 26-1/8 in (66.4 cm); Height of coffeepot: 8 in (20.3 cm); Total gross weight of silver: 88.2 oz
  • Condition:
  • Minor staining and deterioration to a few insulators with slightly loose mount to coffeepot; minor fleabite indentations, surface scratching and abrasions in scattered instances along outer rims and tread-edged bases; possible instances of minor persistent tarnish to the interior bottoms of a few pieces; tray with instances of indentations and abrasive wear with losses in silvering, particularly along outer edges and border, with a few areas of minor pitting and flaked losses in silvering, particularly to the underside.

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May 13, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
Rockville, MD, US


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