Overall: 8 3/4 x 11 x 5 in. (22.2 x 27.9 x 12.7 cm)
Mark: stamped on bases: "T. RICHARDS." in conforming rectangle on all pieces except teapot. Inscription: all pieces engraved "JDB [or "P"] K" in script at center-front all bodies Description: Initials related to Joanna De Peyster Kuypers Van Zandt, gran
Wrought silver tea service consisting of a teapot, creamer, covered suger and waste bowl; gadrooned around the lower bodies on splayed feet with applied vertical edges stamped with shells; applied seamed die-rolled bands with grapevine designs below the shoulders; engraved, "JDBK" in script at the front centers of the bodies; maker's mark stamped on the base of the sugar, creamer and waste bowl.
This tea service belonged to Joanna DePeyster Kuypers (1792-1832), the grandmother of the donor. She married Dr. Peter Van Zandt in 1818.
Gift of Joanna Kuypers Sluyter
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