Coffee and tea service

Object Number: 
1937.188-191
Date: 
1795-1800
Medium: 
Silver, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 5/8 x 12 x 4 3/8 in. (16.8 x 30.5 x 11.1 cm)
Description: 
Wrought silver coffee and tea service; oval, urn-shaped coffeepot with broad, shallow flutes on each side at the ends; applied to an oval, stepped foot with broad, shallow flutes on each side of the lower step at the ends; front reserve engraved with a unicorn head above the initial, "G" in script; maker's marks on the footring. Sugar bowl and creamer have oval bodies on a stepped oval feet with four convex flutes; bodies have four convex flutes, two on each side; no maker's marks on the sugar bowl, creamer stamped on the footring. Wrought and seamed silver teapot; oval body tapering toward the base; body has four convex flutes, two on each side; bright-cut foliate band below the shoulder and above the base of the teapot, sugar bowl and creamer; shield reserves on each side draped with swags on the teapot, sugar bowl and creamer; maker's mark on the base of the teapot.
Gallery Label: 
This coffeepot belonged to David Grim (1737-1826).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Constance Schermerhorn Skillin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group