A rare American silver four-piece galleried tea and coffee set, Robert Swan, Philadelphia, circa 1795
8,000 - 12,000 USD
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- marked twice on bases R.SWAN in rectangle
- height of coffee pot 13 5/8 in.
- 34.6 cm
comprising a Teapot, Coffee Pot, Sugar Urn and Waste Bowl, with engraved borders and bright-cut crossed branches on both sides. Together with a creamer made to match by Heer-Schofield Co., circa 1910. 5 pieces.
Little is known of Robert Swan's apprenticeship and early life. He is listed at 77 South Second Street in Philadelphia from 1799 until 1831. His work, especially holloware, is comparatively rare. A similar galleried sugar urn with beaded borders and urn finial is in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.