Overall: 7 1/2 x 5 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. ( 19 x 14.6 x 8.3 cm ) Silver Weight: 11 oz (troy) 8 dwt (355 g)
Spun and cast silver creamer in the Egyptian style with gilt decoration; matte-finished, circular urn-shaped body with a flared, applied, plain gilt pouring rim, high and pointed in the back with a low wide lip at front; squared strap handle with a cast, gilt female head with acanthus leaf crown on the side; molded circular pedestal on four cast, gilt winged sphinx feet; gilt interior; engraved, "J/ R" overlapping; maker's marks on the base.
Gift of the Children and Grandchildren of John Roach
Mark: stamped on base: "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"; bottom of each foot stamped [incuse] "3057". 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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