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

MARK OF WILLIAM SPRATLING, TAXCO, 1947-67

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A MEXICAN SILVER FIVE-PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE WITH TRAY**
MARK OF WILLIAM SPRATLING, TAXCO, 1947-67
Comprising: a teapot, coffee pot, hot milk pot, sugar bowl and cream jug; each cylindrical, with wood handles, the covers surmounted with jaguar finials, the tray rectangular, marked under bases
The coffee pot 8½ in. (21.5 cm.) high, the tray 14½ in. (36.8 cm.) long; 127 oz. (3,974 gr.) gross weight (6)
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An example of this jaguar tea service is illustrated in Penny C. Morrill, William Spratling and the Mexican Silver Renaissance, p. 177, fig. 269, and another sold Christie's, New York, 22 May 2008, lot 66.

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