Nathan Horowicz Antiques
J. E. Caldwell Sterling Silver 8-Piece Tea & Coffee Set with Tray from Early 20th Century
Regular price $17,500.00
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J.E. Caldwell for Graff, Washbourne & Dunn sterling silver 8-piece tea set from the early 20th century, with flowing, decorative motifs adorning each piece, consisting of:
- a waiter tray measuring 30.5’´ by 20’´
- a kettle on stand measuring 13 3/4'' in overall height by 10'' from handle to handle (height of the kettle is 10.5'')
- a coffee pot measuring 10'' in height by 10'' from handle to spout
- a tea pot measuring 9'' in height by 10'' from handle to spout
- a two-handled, covered sugar bowl measuring 7 1/3'' in height by 8 1/2'' from handle to handle
- a waste bowl measuring 3'' in height by 4'' in depth
- a creamer measuring 6'' in height by 6'' from handle to spout
- a smaller creamer measuring 4 1/2'' in height by 4 1/2'' from handle to spout
Total weight is an impressive 345 troy ounces. Each piece bears hallmarks as shown.
J.E. Caldwell & Co. was a major jewelry retailer and one-time silversmith in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The firm experienced rapid growth from the start, and repeated enlargements and removals were made necessary from time to time to gain the greater facilities demanded. In 1843, James Caldwell entered in partnership with Bennett, acting under the name Bennett & Caldwell. Caldwell acquired a national reputation through its silver services presented to battleships and cruisers of the US Navy. It exhibited at The Centennial Exposition in 1876, representing the American Jewelry Maker.
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