Silver, ivory, gilt
Overall: 11 1/8 x 10 x 7 1/2 in. ( 28.3 x 25.4 x 19 cm ) Silver Weight: 43 oz (troy) 16 dwt (1363 g)
Spun and cast silver kettle in the Egyptian style with gilt decoration; matte-finished, circular urn-shaped body with a squared shoulder, a narrow cylindrical neck and a flared, applied, molded rim; matte-finished, low domed lid, flat at the edge, raised in the center and surmounted by a gilt winged sphinx finial; fixed, three-part bail handle, seamed and hollow, ivory insulators; handle supports with cast, gilt female heads with acanthus leaf crowns, attach at the sides of the shoulder; seamed curved spout, cast in two pieces, with a chased, gilt thistle at the lower front and an applied, gilt acanthus leaf pendant at the lip; applied, cast, gilt pharaoh's heads between floral scrolls at the shoulder on the front and back; two silver pegs attached to each side of the body for mounting on stand; molded circular pedestal; engraved, "J/ R" overlapping; maker's marks on the base.
Gift of the Children and Grandchildren of John Roach
Mark: stamped on base: "F" incuse; "STERLING" above a lion passant in a chamfered rectangle, an anchor in a rectangle and a "G" in gothic script in a chamfered rectangle over "690/ G" engraved: on front: overlapping, "J/ R"
This coffee and tea service was presented to John Roach in recognition of his development of iron ship building in the United States on April 30, 1874.
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