Mark: on bases: Lion passant in rectangle; anchor in rectangle; "G" in square, "STERLING", and incuse "G" struck on underside of all components. With exception of tray, pieces also struck with one of three pattern numbers: "3057," "690," and "700". Coffee
Spun and cast silver coffee and tea service in the Egyptian style with gilt decoration, consisting of a tray, hot water urn with stand and burner, coffee urn with stand and burner, a coffeepot, teapot, footed serving dish, sugar bowl, creamer and waste bowl; all hollowware pieces have matte-finished, circular urn-shaped bodies; urns, teapot and coffeepot have squared shoulders with narrow cylindrical necks with flared, applied, molded rims; matte-finished, low domed lids, incurved at the edges and surmounted by gilt winged sphinx finials; squared strap handles with cast, gilt female heads with acanthus leaf crowns on the sides; applied, cast, gilt pharaoh's heads between floral scrolls at the shoulders or rims (except for the creamer); molded circular pedestals on four cast, gilt winged sphinx feet (except for coffee urn); engraved, "J/ R" overlapping on each; maker's marks on bases.
Gift of the Children and Grandchildren of John Roach
Presented to John Roach (1815-1887), who married Emeline Johnson (ca. 1817-1895); probably to their daughter Sarah Elizabeth Roach (Mrs. William F. McPherson, 1843-1925), one of the donors.
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