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Tea service

Object Number: 
1936.415-417
Date: 
ca. 1829
Medium: 
Silver, ivory
Marks: 
Inscription engraved at front of bodies: "M A K" in script. Mark stamped on bases: "B. GARDINER" in a barbed curved banner over "NEW. YORK" in a serrated curved banner.
Description: 
Wrought silver tea service consisting of a teapot, sugar bowl with lid and creamer; inverted pear-shaped bodies on high molded circular bases, applied to the bodies with circular pedestals; circular domed lids with acorn finials; plain, scrolled handles, cast in two halves and seamed; engraved, "M A K" in script on the front of the bodies; maker's marks on the bases.
Gallery Label: 
This tea service belonged to Morris Ketchum (1796-1880), the great-grandfather of the donor. He married three times. He married his first wife, Catherine Burr on July 22, 1819. His second wife, Angeline Burr, daughter of Silas and Charity Banks Burr, died prior to May 10, 1837, when he married for the third time.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Hugh Willard
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group