Lot 158

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Italian 800-Silver Four-Piece Coffee and Tea Service with Tray
Fornari Roma, First Half 20th Century
Consisting of a coffeepot, teapot, covered sugar, and creamer, together with an elongated partially scalloped tray with strap-formed handles, the step-formed tapering octagonal bulbous bodies with two symmetrical rectilinear drawn ridges at each corner, set on Flemish scrolled legs terminating to splayed paw feet with vestigial felt pads; the first two with hinged, and third with removable, lids surmounted with blossom finial; all pieces with various scrolling acanthus decoration to legs, handles, spouts, and border as appropriate. Undersides of all pieces with impressed standard and maker; the tray with 800 within an oval and an MG within a quatrefoil, all others with Fornari / Roma.

  • Height of coffeepot: 8-1/8 in (20.6 cm)
    Total gross weight: 202.1 oz
  • Condition:
  • Abrasions and contact wear along edges of hinged lids; light wear and general surface scratching throughout; areas of persistent tarnish and polishing compound accretion, particularly to recessed spaces

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We are not able to offer any in-house packing and shipping service except for fine jewelry and coins shipped within the United States (shipped FedEx/Brinks for an additional fee, which includes insurance and requires signature for delivery). We are happy to recommend a number of local and national shipping specialists (a list of these shippers is included with invoices), but it is the responsibility of each purchaser to make their own shipping arrangements.

Keep in mind, property may not be released without receipt of purchase payment. In addition, once you have finalized shipping arrangements you must notify our shipping department to confirm your intentions. No property will be released without your confirmation with our office.

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Maryland Sales Tax is computed on the total purchase price, including Buyer's Premium. The purchaser will be required to pay the Sales Tax unless: (i) the property purchased is for resale and a valid Resale Tax number is presented to Weschler's business office at the time of payment, and the sales price is $200 or more; or (ii) the property is being shipped to a buyer located outside the state of Maryland by an ICC/USDOT licensed shipper/carrier.

Please note that all property must be removed from our premises within one week (7 days) post-sale from a Capital Collections auction and four (4) days post-sale from a Metro auction. If items are not picked up within the terms of sale, Weschler's reserves the right to charge a $5 per lot, per day, storage fee, not to exceed one month post-sale; otherwise items will be removed and transferred to an off-site storage facility at the purchaser's risk and expense or sold as abandoned property.

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September 16, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
Rockville, MD, US


You agree to pay a buyer's premium of up to 23% and any applicable taxes and shipping.

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Bid Increments
From: To: Increments:
$0 $99 $5
$100 $499 $25
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $1,999 $100
$2,000 $4,999 $200
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $24,999 $1,000
$25,000 $49,999 $2,500
$50,000 $99,999 $5,000
$100,000 $199,999 $10,000
$200,000 $499,999 $25,000
$500,000 + $50,000