22 May 2008
A MEXICAN SILVER FIVE-PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE WITH TRAY
MARK OF WILLIAM SPRATLING, TAXCO, 20TH CENTURY
Comprising a coffee pot, teapot, hot milk pot, sugar bowl and cream jug; each oval, with wooden handles, the covers with jaguar finials, the shaped oval tray with swirling handles with jaguar spots, each marked under base
The coffee pot 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high; 129 oz. (4022 gr.) gross weight (6)
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