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Eight-piece Bigelow, Kennard & Co. Sterling Tea and Coffee Service

Auction:
2542B
Lot:
808
Sold for:
$6,518$5,500

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2542B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 09, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Eight-piece Bigelow, Kennard & Co. Sterling Tea and Coffee Service, Boston, mid-19th century, oval with finely reeded rims, bodies engraved with roundels flanked by scrolling leaves and topped by ribbons, the angular handles engraved with wheat stems and ribbons, lids with urn finials, comprising kettle on stand with burner (ht. 13 1/2), two teapots, a coffeepot (ht. 9 1/4 in.), covered sugar, open sugar/spoon urn, creamer, and waste bowl, monogrammed to one side, approx. 177 troy oz. total.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

kettle: light ding to monogrammed roundel; light dents to burner.
teapots: both with slightly loose handles (one lacking a join pin).
coffeepot: light ding to one side near base. underside of base showing a compression dent (visible from interior of pot).
covered sugar: with 5 small dings, and some cleaning wear to engraved tips of wheat at shoulder.
open sugar/spoon urn: good
creamer: minor wear to engraving from cleaning.
waste bowl: thumbsized dent to one side near base.

Keywords

Bigelow Kennard & Co., Coffee Service, Ding, Kettle, Spoon, Tea, Teaware, Urn

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