Coffee and tea service
Overall: 7 3/4 x 10 3/8 x 6 3/4 in. (19.7 x 26.4 x 17.1 cm)
Wrought silver coffee and tea service consisting of a coffeepot, teapot, hot water pot, sugar bowl with lid, creamer and waste bowl; raised circular forms with bulbous lower bodies with all over chased and repousséd floral and swag designs, set on four applied feet, each cast and chased in the form of women's heads with feathered headdresses tapering to the cast feet; upper bodies flare to convex shoulders; hinged, stepped dome lids on tea, coffee, hot water pots and sugar bowl covered in two rows of chased and repousséd floral garlands and an acanthus design; seated Chinese figure finial; scrolled, cast and chased acanthus leaf handles on all but the waste bowl; scrolled shield-shaped cartouches in the front center of each are engraved with the Lenox family crest; four quarters, 1 and 4: argent a saltire engrailled between four roses, 2 and 3 three salmon each with a ring through his nose in a diamond; makers' marks on base.
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. R. McAllister Lloyd for the Waldron Phoenix Belknap Collection
Mark: all pieces stamped on the bases: "GELSTON & TREADWELL" in a rectangle above "NEW-YORK" in a rectangle
Inscription: each piece is engraved in script on the bases: "J. L. M./ from her aunt/ H. A. L."
Engraving: All pieces bear variation of the Lenox arms in form of diamond at center-front cartouche reserve separated into four quarters with crosses and roses at quarters two and three, and lion rampant at quarters one and four.
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