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American Aesthetic Movement silver five-piece tea and coffee set with matching tray, Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, RI, 1877 and 1880

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 USD

Property from the Descendants of Ulysses S. Grant

American Aesthetic Movement silver five-piece tea and coffee set with matching tray, Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, RI, 1877 and 1880

American Aesthetic Movement silver five-piece tea and coffee set with matching tray, Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, RI, 1877 and 1880

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 USD

Starting bid:

14,000

USD

(0 bids, reserve not met)

Lot closes:

Lot closes:

7 days, 16 hours

7 days, 16 hours

January 24, 09:06 PM (GMT)

January 24, 09:06 PM (GMT)

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Property from the Descendants of Ulysses S. Grant

American Aesthetic Movement silver five-piece tea and coffee set with matching tray

Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, RI

1877 and 1880


comprising a Teapot, Coffee Pot, Kettle on bamboo-form Lampstand lacking burner, Creamer, Sugar Bowl, and two-handled Tray; the tea and coffee set densely chased with bands of geometric patterns, bamboo, prunus, and chrysanthemums, some also chased with cranes, swallows, spiders, and butterflies; the tray engraved with a scene of fishermen in a harbor with mountains and a volcano in the distance, each engraved underneath Fannie from Father

marked on bases and most numbered 1360, tray numbered C14, kettle without number, lampstand apparently unmarked, all with date letter J for 1877 except kettle and tray with date letter M for 1880

271 oz 15 dwt gross

8453 g

height of kettle on lampstand 12 3/8 in.; length of tray over handles 27 in.

31.5 cm; 68.6 cm

All with minor surface nicks or dings, and the teapot with a few larger dents to body, all of which are not very noticeable due to the dense decoration. The tray with some surface scratches from use. Gilt interiors rubbed. Overall set in good condition and is quite charming.


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Fannie J. Chaffee (1857–1909) and Ulysses S. Grant Jr. (1852-1929), New York
Miriam Grant (1881-1940), New York, to her daughter
Fannie Grant Macy Wallace (1905-1993), to her daughter
Miriam Wallace Sellgren (1937-2021)
This tea set was a wedding gift from Colorado Senator Jerome B. Chaffee (1825-1886) to his daughter, Fannie Chaffee, on her marriage in 1880 to Ulysses S. "Buck" Grant Jr., the second son of President Ulysses S. Grant.