Coffee and tea service

Coffee and tea service
Title
Coffee and tea service
Date 
ca. 1840
Medium 
Silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 11 x 12 x 6 7/8 in. (27.9 x 30.5 x 17.5 cm)
Description 
Wrought silver tea and coffee service consisting of a coffeepot, teapot, sugar bowl with lid, creamer and waste bowl; inverted pear-shaped bodies on a high domed foot with applied vertical footring decorated with a floral heart motif; cast floral finials on high domed lids; acanthus foliage on lids, handles and pot spouts; repoussé and chased floral design on the bodies and around the feet; Lenox family crest, a lion passant crowned, in the reserves on both sides of the service; maker's marks on bases.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr.
Object Number 
1950.259a-f
Marks 
Mark: all pieces are stamped on bases: "W. FORBES" in a rectangle Engraving: all pieces are engraved with the Lenox family crest, crowned lion passant, which are located within cartouches at both center-front and center-back.
Gallery Label 
This coffee and tea service was made for James Lenox (1800-1880). Wiliam Forbes was the grandson of William Garrett Forbes, and the son of Colin Van Gelder Forbes, both New York silversmiths.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group