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Assembled Three-piece Silver and Silver-plate Tea Set

Auction:
2538B
Lot:
123
Sold for:
$1,185$1,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2538B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 06, 2011 11:00AM

Description:

Assembled Three-piece Silver and Silver-plate Tea Set, John Wolfe Forbes and William Garret Forbes, New York City, early 19th century, comprising, similar in form and decoration, a teapot and covered sugar, with bulbous oblong bodies with applied rim bands with engraved flowering vine and diamond diaper decoration, the sides with "MM" monogrammed wreaths, supported on ball feet; the teapot with hinged lid, angled hardwood handle, and S-curved spout, marked "W.G. FORBES" in a rectangle on base; the sugar bowl with applied angled strap handle, marked "I.W. FORBES" in a rectangle on base; a silver-plated creamer with rim band of stars in circles, applied medial band with flowering vine, strap handle with leafy vines, unmarked, (imperfections), ht. 6-7 3/8 in., teapot and sugar bowls approx. 35 troy oz. (with teapot handle).
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Minor wear, subtle dents.

Keywords

John Wolfe Forbes, Tea Set, New York City, the sugar bowl, Forbes, Teapot, Teaware

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