Miniature tea service
Teapot: 1 3/4 x 2 1/8 x 7/8 in. (4.4 x 5.4 x 2.2 cm)
Silver Weight: 7.1 dwt (11 g)
Silver Weight: 1.9 dwt (3 g)
Silver miniature tea service including a teapot, kettle-on-stand, creamer, sugar bowl, tray and two spoons; each piece of hollowware has an oval body with gadrooning around the lower half; kettle and teapot have concave shoulders, domed lids with gadrooning around the top and ball finials; all but the kettle, which has a bail handle, have squared strap handles; wooden base tray has galleried sides with ball feet and loop handles; two spoons with down-turned double-swell fiddle handles with a long mid-rib, chamfered shoulders and pointed elliptical bowls, handles engraved, "C K" in script; maker's marks stamped on the hollowware.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
stamped: on the bases of the holloware: an anchor in a rectangle, a lion passant in a chamfered rectangle, "g" in a rectangle "C S & FS" in three conjoined ovals, and "Y"
Collected by Elie (1882-1946) and Viola Flannery Nadelman (1878-1962), probably during 1920s, for their Museum of Folk and Peasant Arts, Riverdale, N.Y.; purchased along with the bulk of the Nadelman Folk Art Collection, 1937.
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