Overall: 10 1/2 x 13 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. (26.7 x 33.7 x 19.1 cm)
Inscription: engraved in front cartouches: "G" in script
Mark: stamped on all bases: "W. G" in rectangle over an eagle in a circle and and unidentified hallmark in an ellipse
Wrought silver tea service consisting of a teapot, sugar bowl with lid, creamer and waste bowl; gadrooned, inverted pear-shaped bodies with chased acanthus leaves in each lobe of the lower bodies, and chased floral cartouches on the front and back of the upper bodies; on round, molded feet with bands of chased and repousséd flowers and leaves, applied vertical footrings with a die-rolled bead and floral design; joined to the bodies by round egg and dart pedestals; applied, cast concave shoulders with cast acanthus bands below and applied flat-ring necks above; applied vertical rims with a die-rolled bead and floral design; circular lids, flat at the edges with round gadrooned domes in the centers, cover with chased and repousséd flowers; cast, fruit basket finials; scroll handles partly covered with acanthus leaves and flowers; "G" engraved in script in the front cartouches; maker's marks stamped on the bases.
Bequest of Mary MacKaye Greenwood
Isaac John Greenwood (1795-1865), who married (2nd) Mary McKay (1815-1899); to their son Isaac John Greenwood, Jr. (1833-1911), who married Mary Agnes Rudd (1847-1890); to their daughter Mary MacKaye Greenwood (1871-1968), the donor.
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