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    Sale 2004

    Important English, Continental and American Silver

    22 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 66

    A MEXICAN SILVER FIVE-PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE WITH TRAY

    MARK OF WILLIAM SPRATLING, TAXCO, 20TH CENTURY

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    A MEXICAN SILVER FIVE-PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE WITH TRAY
    MARK OF WILLIAM SPRATLING, TAXCO, 20TH CENTURY
    Comprising a coffee pot, teapot, hot milk pot, sugar bowl and cream jug; each oval, with wooden handles, the covers with jaguar finials, the shaped oval tray with swirling handles with jaguar spots, each marked under base
    The coffee pot 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high; 129 oz. (4022 gr.) gross weight (6)


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    A service of the same design, circa 1965, is illustrated in Penny C. Morrill, William Spratling and the Mexican Silver Renaissance, p. 177, fig. 269.