American Early 20th Century Sterling Silver Repousse Tea &Flatware Set in Chest
Oustanding sterling silver, early 20th century dinner suite consisting of tea sets and flatware sets:
In the first section of this magnificent, newly restored, late 19th/ early 20th century wood and brass chest with stand:
- Late 19th / early 20th century sterling silver tea/ coffee set by Jacobi & Jenkins, all with floral and foliate decoration, scroll feet, scroll handle with acanthus caps, including:
coffee pot measuring 11'' from handle to spout and 11'' in height
teapot measuring 12'' in width by 7'' in height
creamer measuring 5 1/2'' in width by 6'' in height
lidded sugar bowl measuring 7'' in height by 8'' in width.
waste bowl measuring 4'' in height by 6 1/2'' in width
matching beautiful gallery wood silver tray / waiter measuring 22'' in length by 18'' in width.
Beautiful repousse condition; never machine buffed.
Bearing monograms and hallmarks as shown. Heavy gage.
Jacobi & Jenkins was a Baltimore-based silversmith active between 1894 and 1908. Famous for its silver in repousse pattern, it succeeded to Jacobi & Co as a premier maker.
- Gorham sterling silver open sugar and creamer in repousse design, with handles. Open sugar measures 5.9 inches wide and 2.8 inches tall. Creamer measures 4.9 inches tall and 2.1 inches tall.
During the heyday of American silver manufacturing, approximately 1850–1940, Gorham was highly influential. The White House has used Gorham silver services during many administrations. Mary Todd Lincoln purchased an impressive tea and flatware service for use in the White House in 1859. Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant asked Gorham to commemorate the country's one-hundredth anniversary with a spectacular Century Vase that contained over 2,000 oz (57,000 g) of sterling silver, and in 1899, it produced a grand "loving cup" composed of 70,000 dimes was designed for Admiral George Dewey. Colonel Henry Jewett Furber placed the largest single commission Gorham ever received for what became known as the famous Furber service. The opulent 740-piece service represents Victorian era dining at its most elaborate. The monumental silver and parcel-gilt "Neptune" epergne made for Furber as part of this service was displayed at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition in 1876. Gorham artisans also sculpted the famous monument of George Washington in the Capitol's Rotunda and the statue of Theodore Roosevelt in New York.
- A. G. Schultz sterling silver, repousse tea pot with floral decoration throughout and a finial atop. It measures 7 1/4'' in height by 10'' from handle to spout, weighs 27.3 ozt, and bears hallmarks as shown.
Schultz was an excellent maker of repousse silver hollowware active in Baltimore in the first half of the 20th century.
In the second and third drawers of this beautiful chest, 118-piece fine repousse dinner suite, the vast majority of which is by Stieff in the celebrated Rose pattern, others are by Schofield and Kirk consisting of:
- 18 place forks measuring 7'' in length
- 12 salad forks measuring 6'' in length
- 18 place knives
- 12 bullion spoons
- 12 gumbo spoons
- 12 iced tea spoons
- 6 cream spoons
- 2-piece steak carving set
- 1 pie server
- 3 mashed potato servers
- 2 tablespoons
- 1 cold meat fork
- 1 sugar tong
- 2 oval spoon servers
- 1 pickle fork
- 1 berry fork
- 1 salad set
- 2 sardine servers
- 2 master spreaders
- 1 small pie server
- 1 butter pick
- 1 lettuce fork
- 1 nut server
- 1 bon bon server
- 1 cream ladle
- 1 sauce ladle
- 1 olive spoon
- 1 asparagus server
Stieff is a Baltimore-based silversmith founded in 1892, famous for its holloware and flatware in repousse pattern.
Approximately 325 troy ounces in weighable silver total. Both in mahogany and brass, the stand measures 29 1/2'' in width by 23'' in depth by 15'' in height while the chest measures 27'' by 20 1/2'' in width by 25 1/4'' in height.
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