3191
3191
An American Silver Large Coffee Pot, Charles Louis Boehme, Baltimore, circa 1805
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
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3191
An American Silver Large Coffee Pot, Charles Louis Boehme, Baltimore, circa 1805
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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An American Silver Large Coffee Pot, Charles Louis Boehme, Baltimore, circa 1805
of quadrangular urn form with incurved angles, the upper body bright-cut and engraved with a band of oak leaves and acorns, grapevine and other fruits, the reel-shaped cover similarly engraved and with urn finial, faceted swan-neck spout, square pedestal foot engraved with scallop border, body engraved on both sides with contemporary crest and monogram CER
marked on foot rim CLBoehme script in oval, eagle head in oval and STERLING in rectangle
height 14 1/8 in.
35.9cm
41oz 4dwt
1281g
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Provenance

Charles Sterett Ridgely, thence by descent,
Sold, Sotheby's, New York, 28-31 January 1993, lot 106

Catalogue Note

Th crest and monogram are those of Charles Sterett Ridgely and his wife Elizabeth Hollingsworth, who were marrried in 1804.  

He was born in 1781 to John Sterett and Deborah Ridgely; he reversed his names to be in line for an inheritance from his great-uncle, Captain Charles Ridgely of Hampton.  In 1810, Charles acquired 567 acres of family land to build Oakland Manor and a 100-foot stone carriage house; the couple also had a house in Baltimore on Franklin Street.  Charles served as a major in the Maryland Militia during the War of 1812, and a member of the state House of Delegates 1834-36 and 1838-41, being Speaker of the House three times.  The couple had numerous children before Charles' death in 1847; his wife lived until 1856.

A matching three-piece tea set was the following lot in 1993, and was resold by Sotheby's New York, May 23, 2002, lot 51.

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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New York