1st item: Cruet set with stand having central handle with scroll accents, fitted rings to hold bottles and stoppers, and chased foot upon a scalloped rectangular base having four foliate feet and Dutch inscription commemorating the "silver" or 50th anniversary of a May 24, 1852 wedding. No maker's or quality marks. Includes two cut glass cruet bottles with faceted body, lobed neck, and pinched spout with two fitted, lobed stoppers. 13 5/8" H x 9 3/4" W x 6" D. 2nd item: Footed coffeepot with hinged lid having wooden finial, wooden handle, gooseneck spout, and foliate cartouches to each side of body. Inscribed "Gorham" to one side and "Virtute et Fortuna" ("Virtue and Fortune") to the other. Unmarked. 11 3/8" H x 7 3/4" W x approx. 4 5/8" D. 3rd-4th items: Pair (2) salt and pepper shakers with acorn finial, diapered top, central cartouche to body having vignette depicting a mythological scene of putto and cherub, foliate accents, and three feet with rose knees. Inscribed "Gorham". Stamped with maker's mark "WSH" and illegible hallmarks to side of one foot; tests sterling. Both 6 1/4" H x approx. 2 3/8" dia. Late 19th/early 20th century.
The Collection of Michael and Peggy Mahoney, by descent from the historic homes of Clarkland Farm at Bryan's Station and Cherrycote, Lexington, Kentucky.
All items in overall good condition; all pieces monogrammed or inscribed. 1st item: Minor surface scratches and denting, previous repair to one foot on base. Glass bottles with minor scattered wear including fleabites to stoppers; both with hairlines to base of handles, largest measuring 5/8" L. 2nd item: Scattered minor surface denting and wear to paint on wooden pieces. 3rd-4th items: Minute scattered surface scratches.