Tea service

Object Number: 
Overall: 10 x 11 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. (25.4 x 28.6 x 14 cm)
Mark: stamped on bases of each piece: "W.B. HEYER" in a conforming rectangle Mark: stamped on bases below "HEYER" mark: "Hyde & Nevins" in a conforming rectangle
Wrought silver tea service consisting of a teapot, sugar bowl with lid and a creamer; ovoid bodies applied to splayed feet with applied vertical gadrooned bands set on four ball feet; applied, die-rolled gravevine design band below the convex shoulders; serpent head spout, on teapot, and handles, on creamer and sugar; makers' marks on bases.
Gallery Label: 
The dating of the tea service to 1815-1820 derives from the years Hyde & Nevins are listed in the City directories. William B. Heyer working life extends from 1798 to 1828, thus the mid-career dating. It was believed to be owned by Major-General William Alexander Stirling (1726-1783), but this provenance is incompatible with the dating of the object.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Sarah E. Scofield
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Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group