Overall: 10 1/2 x 12 x 6 7/8 in. (26.7 x 30.5 x 17.5 cm)
Inscription: all pieces engraved in front reserves: "C" stamped: on bases of teapot, creamer and sugar bowl: "MARQUAND" in a banner "& CO" in rectangle over "NEW-YORK" in a banner stamped: on base of wastebowl: "BALL, THOMKINS & BLACK" in a banner over
Wrought silver tea service consisting of teapot, sugar bowl with lid, creamer and waste bowl; inverted pear-shaped bodies on a round splayed feet, joined to the body by round pedestals with applied die-rolled heart and shell bands; flared rims with applied, die-rolled heart and shell design bands; domed lids with cast asymmetrical flower finials; cast, scrolled handles partially covered with acanthus leaves and flowers; all over repoussé and chased scrolls, plants and flowers with cartouches around the front and rear reserves; "C" engraved in script in the front reserves; makers' marks on the bases.
Belonged to Mrs. John Cryder (Mary Wright Wetmore, 1804-1874), grandmother of the donor.
Gift of Henry Chauncey Cryder
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