01-10-2015 01-10-2015
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2776B Boston
January 10, 2015 10:00 AMCalender

Three Pieces of American Coin Silver Tea Ware

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2776B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 10, 2015 10:00AM


Three Pieces of American Coin Silver Tea Ware, New York, 19th century, two retailed by Ball, Tompkins & Black: a teapot by William Forbes with a paneled body engraved with floral cartouches, ht. 7, and a covered sugar by Charters, Cann & Dunn with two handles cast with scrolling grapevines and foliate cartouches, one with an engraved monogram, ht. 6 3/4; and a tea caddy by Eoff & Shepard, retailed by Ball, Black & Co., with an ovoid body, berry finial, and engraved monogram within a foliate cartouche, ht. 6 3/8 in.; approx. 54.4 troy oz. total.
Estimate $1,200-1,800

Teapot: heat stops reattached, the lower lacking the outer ring, minor wear/nicks to surface. Covered sugar: good condiiton with only minor wear to surface. Tea caddy with scattered minor pincrick dents and slight wear to the surface.

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William Forbes, Ball Black & Co.