New York coin and sterling silver tea service, circa 1860, eight (8) associated pieces including Kettle on Stand, Tea and Coffee Pots, Milk Jug and Creamer with hinged covers, sugar bowl and 2 waste bowls, all in a nearly identical grapeleaf pattern. Covered pieces feature grape cluster finials and naturalistic handles; all have elaborate grape, leaf and vine repousse decoration and circular, naturalistic branch decorated feet. Teapot, sugar bowl and smaller waste bowl are marked for retailer Ball, Black and Co. with additional hallmarks or maker's marks for Charter, Cann & Dunn (New York, 1848-1863); large waste bowl is marked "Ball, Tompkins & Black Successors to Marquand & Co"; cream pitcher has only Charter Cann and Dunn marks; milk pitcher is stamped TIFFANY & CO. ENGLISH STERLING 925-1000 550 BROADWAY"; Kettle and coffee pot lack CC&D mark and instead have Ball, Black & Co marks with WF in rectangle. Note: Ball, Tompkins & Black, successors to Marquand & Co., later became Ball, Black & Co. and were regarded as one of the country's most important silver and jewelry retailers, eventually being overtaken by rival Tiffany & Co. This service descended in the same New York family to present consignor and features a variety of family monograms: Coffeepot, Kettle, and large waste bowl are monogrammed SBS to A_B Dec. 6 1860; Smaller waste bowl is monogrammed SBH to SWR Oct. 7, 1851; milk jug is monogrammed ABM, other pieces are monogrammed FJB. All descended in the same New York family to present consignor. Heights range from 5" to 15". Combined weight: 223.84 oz troy.
Private Tennessee estate, by descent from a New York family.
Overall very good condition with a few scattered minor scratches and dents in general. Milk jug (monogrammed ABW) has 1" dent to side and possible repair to handle. Kettle handle lacks ferrules and has resulting looseness at joints.