Tea service

Object Number: 
1956.138a-d
Date: 
1795-1797
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
see individual records for piece measurements
Marks: 
stamped: on bases: "W.G.Forbes" ina conforming rectangle between an eagle's head in an oval and a sheaf of wheat in a rectangle (DuBois' pseudohallmarks)
Description: 
Seamed silver tea service consisting of a teapot, sugar bowl, creamer and waste bowl; teapot, sugar and creamer have ovoid, boat-shaped bodies, the wastebowl is round; all with floral and geometric bright cut design and a shield shaped reserve in the center with the intials, "AMW" in script; makers marks on the base.
Gallery Label: 
Used in the Verplanck Mansion at 3 Wall St (1750-1822). A similar service with the marks of Forbes and DuBois can be found at the Yale University Art Gallery (1960.53.1-3).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Bayard Verplanck
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group