3146
3146
An American Silver Rococo Revival Five-Piece Tea Set, Clark & Co., Augusta, GA, circa 1855
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 USD
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3146
An American Silver Rococo Revival Five-Piece Tea Set, Clark & Co., Augusta, GA, circa 1855
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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An American Silver Rococo Revival Five-Piece Tea Set, Clark & Co., Augusta, GA, circa 1855
comprising: Teapot, Kettle on Lampstand, Creamer, covered Sugar Urn, and Waste bowl, of bombé form embossed and chased with floral sprays and rococo ornament against matted panels, raised on pierced rocaille feet, conforming domed covers with strawberry finials
marked on bases of creamer, sugar urn and waste bowl CLARK & CO. in rectangle
height of kettle on lampstand 15 3/4 in.
40cm
132oz 8dwt
4118
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Catalogue Note

Clark & Co. was started by Francis Clark, who began his company under the name of Francis Clarke in 1816.  Horace Clarke joined Francis in 1830 to create the firm F. & H. Clark.  Ten years later, George Rackett became a partner in 1840, thus renaming the firm Clark, Rackett & Co., which after Rackett's death in 1852 was renamed again to Clark & Co. 

For more information on the Clark silversmiths of Augusta, Georgia, please see George Barton Cutten, Silversmiths of Georgia, The Pigeon Hole Press, Savannah, 1958, pp. 24-26

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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New York