Overall: 5 3/4 x 6 in. (14.6 x 15.2 cm) Silver Weight: 14 oz (troy) -0.3 dwt (435 g)
Wrought Victorian rococo silver waste bowl with lid; six-sided inverted pear-shaped body on a molded six-sided scalloped foot; upper body flares slightly, to a scalloped rim with cast-applied c-scrolls and six decorative cast pendants at each drop; chased and repouss
Gift of Dr. Adelaide Mills
Mark: stamped on base: "J. H. JOHNSTON/ STERLING" Inscription: engraved at front cartouche: "Z M"
This tea and coffee service was presented by the firemen of the City of New York to Zophar Mills, on his retirement from the Volunteer Fire Department on August 8, 1853. The service cost one thousand dollars and was paid for by the firemen themselves. It was presented to him at a special meeting in Fireman's Hall, by a Mr. Adam P. Pentz. Zophar Mills was the father of the donor.
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