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    Sale 2064

    Christie's Interiors

    18 - 19 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 505

    AN AMERICAN SILVER FIVE PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE,**

    MARK FOR GORHAM, CIRCA 1863- 1865,

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN AMERICAN SILVER FIVE PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE,**
    MARK FOR GORHAM, CIRCA 1863- 1865,
    comprising a teapot with hinged cover, a coffee pot with hinged cover, a sugar bowl and cover, a milk jug, and a waste bowl; the teapot and coffee pot with ivory insulators
    The coffee pot, the tallest, 10in. (25.5cm.) high (6)


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