Gorham Four-piece Sterling Silver Tea Service, Providence, Rhode Island, 1904, Federal Revival style, angular ebony handles and urn finials on the tea and coffee pots, inscribed "1881. Jan 20, 1906" on the bottom of each piece, monogrammed, includes coffeepot, ht. 9 1/2, teapot, ht. 7 1/2, creamer, ht. 5 3/4, and open sugar, ht. 4 1/2 in., approx. 52.65 troy oz. including wood elements.
Provenance: Townshend Collection.
Coffeepot: Finial chipped with metal topper missing; closed lid remains partially open; varnish worn from handle; a few dents to the body.
Teapot: Varnish worn fom handle; significant dent to the body.
Creamer: Wobbles slightly.
Open sugar: In good condition with no apparent dents.
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