23 January 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 4,000
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A THREE-PIECE SILVER AND MIXED-METAL TEA SERVICE**
MARK OF DOMINICK & HAFF, NEW YORK, 1880
Comprising a teapot, two-handled sugar bowl and cream jug; each of globular form, chased with flowers and applied with silver-gilt or copper lizards, beetles, flowering branches, butterflies, wheat stalks and bamboo, a copper bird and dragonfly, and set with ivory insulators, each base engraved with script monogram, each marked on bases
The teapot 5¼ in. high; 27 oz. 10 dwt. gross weight (3)
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A tea caddy and mustard pot by the same maker, sold Christie's, New York, 17 January 2008, lots 111 and 113, exhibit floral chasing very similar to that of the present lot.
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