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    Sale 2091

    Important American Silver

    17 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 106

    A THREE-PIECE SILVER-PLATED TEA SERVICE

    MARK OF JAMES W. TUFTS, BOSTON, CIRCA 1885

    Price Realised  

    A THREE-PIECE SILVER-PLATED TEA SERVICE
    MARK OF JAMES W. TUFTS, BOSTON, CIRCA 1885
    Comprising a teapot, cream jug and covered sugar bowl, each of tapering square form, the body decorated with birds, hanging baskets, bamboo stalks and textile patterns, against a wrigglework ground, with bamboo-form handles, the hinged cover with square finial, each marked on base
    The teapot 4½ in. high (3)


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    A three-piece tea service of this pattern is in the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum and is illustrated in Charles Venable, Silver in America, 1840-1940: A Century of Splendor, 1994, p. 185, illus. 6.56.