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    Sale 2132

    Important American Silver

    23 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 78

    A THREE-PIECE SILVER AND MIXED-METAL TEA SERVICE**

    MARK OF DOMINICK & HAFF, NEW YORK, 1880

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    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.

    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.