3-Piece Sterling Silver Demitasse Tea / Coffee Set by Barbour with Tray by Shreve
Sterling silver three piece demitasse tea set in the Martele style, with beautiful intricate floral design, by Barbour. With complementary sterling silver tray by Shreve & Co.
Set consists of:
Tray, 16.3 inches wide
Tea pot, 10 inches tall
Creamer, 4 inches tall
Open sugar, 4 inches tall
Hallmarked as shown, with flying eagle. Total weight 88 troy ounces.
As shown, the mark WC is likely that of William Codman, Jr., son of famed Martelé designer, William Christmas Codman. William Jr. moved to Chicago in 1895 to design for Spaulding & Co. He produced a wholesale line of hand raised and chased silver retailed by various Chicago-based jewelry firms. For a bowl also marked WC and with retail mark BSC see D. Evon, Hand Wrought Arts & Crafts Metalwork & Jewelry 1890-1940, 2013, pp. 144 and 270.
Shreve & Company is an established retailer of jewelry, from timepieces to diamonds, headquartered in San Francisco, California. Incorporated in 1894 by George Rodman and Albert J. Lewis, it is considered the oldest commercial establishment in San Francisco. The San Francisco Museum and Historical Society has the silver spade used by San Francisco Mayor James Rolphe at the groundbreaking for city hall and the civic center, and other objects made by Shreve & Co.
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