Overall: 6 x 8 x 5 in. ( 15.2 x 20.3 x 12.7 cm )
Mark: stamped on base: "W.G.Forbes" in a conforming rectangle between an eagle's head in an oval and a sheaf of wheat in a rectangle (DuBois' pseudohallmarks)
Wrought silver sugar bowl (no lid); oval, boat-shaped body on a high oval splayed foot with an applied vertical edge; simple line-border engraved on the foot ring; bright-cut geometric floral design below the applied reeded lip; shield -shaped reserve on both sides of the body surrounded by an engraved garland and an oval of geometric designs; engraved with the initials, "AMW" in script in the front reserve; makers marks on the base.
According to the New-York Historical Society Annual Report this tea service came from the Verplanck Mansion at 3 Wall St (1750-1822). A similar service with the marks of Forbes and DuBois can be found at the Yale University Art Gallery (1960.53.1-3).
Gift of Mrs. Bayard Verplanck
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