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Coffee and tea service

Object Number: 
1943.181a-e
Date: 
1823-1824
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 x 11 5/8 x 6 7/8 in. (15.2 x 29.5 x 17.5 cm)
Marks: 
engraved: in the reserves: the arms of the Banks family, a griffin on fess stamped: on each body: "JA" in roman letters in a rectangle, a lion passant in a chamfered rectangle, a leopard's head in a shield, "h" in a chamfered rectangle and the king's bu
Description: 
Wrought silver coffee and tea service including a coffeepot, teapot, creamer, sugar bowl and waste bowl; squat, round bodies with tapering gadrooning and repoussé chased foliate scrolls around the lower body; engraved on the front centers in the heart shaped reserves with the arms of the Banks family, a griffin on fess; maker's marks stamped on different areas of each body.
Gallery Label: 
This coffee and tea service was given to Isabella Henderson Lenox (1789-1868) by her father, Robert Lenox, on the occassion of her marriage to William Banks in New York City, December 24, 1823.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Maria Banks Taylor
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group