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.
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.
Gift of Mrs. Hugh Willard
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