PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW YORK CITY
AN AMERICAN SILVER FOUR-PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SET, FLETCHER & GARDINER, PHILADELPHIA, CIRCA 1820-30
comprising a Teapot, Coffee Pot, Creamer and covered Sugar Bowl
marked on bases
143 oz gross
height of coffee pot 10⅛ in.
All with some minor dings throughout and shallow denting to foot rims, the sugar bowl with a small dent to shell of applied band, otherwise set in good condition.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Dr. Larry McCallister, sold
Sotheby's New York, January 26, 2013, lot 535
A matching five-piece tea set (with wood handles) by Fletcher & Gardiner is in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and is illustrated in Donald L. Fennimore and Ann K. Wagner, Silversmiths to the Nation Thomas Fletcher & Sidney Gardiner 1808-1842, 2007, No. 41, p. 169.