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Auction: Auction 22.07.2017
was auctioned on: 22 July 2017
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Boston Four-Piece Coin Silver Tea and Coffee Set

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 942, Views: 9

Boston Four-Piece Coin Silver Tea and Coffee Set third quarter 19th century, by Vincent Laforme (1823-1893) for Bigelow Brothers & Kennard (fl. 1845-1863), including a coffeepot, h. 8-1/2", a teapot, h. 7-1/4", a covered sugar bowl, h. 5-3/4", and a tea caddy, h. 5-1/2", the first three with pear-shaped bodies, acanthus-mounted handles and quatrefoil-lobed feet, the caddy of oval section, all decorated on the lid with repousse acanthus leaves surrounding an acanthus bud finial, monogrammed "MLE". 78.71 total t. oz.
Some scattered bumps, dings and dents, the most significant being a fairly deep 1/2" dent on the underside and a shallow 7/8" dent on the body of the tea caddy, and a similar 1/2" dent and two dimples on the coffeepot. Surface wear and scuffs throughout consistent with age and use. Nice chasing and decoration. The joins at the insulators of the teapot are loose and have some wiggle, but there are no breaks and the retaining pins are intact. Marked (on the underside) "Bigelow Bros. & Kennard" in an arch above "Coin Boston" and the script "L" maker's mark of Vincent Laforme. A handsome set.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: New Orleans Auction
Title: Auction 22.07.2017
Date of the auction: 22 Jul 2017 - 23 Jul 2017
Address: New Orleans Auction
333 Saint Joseph Street
Lousiana 70130 New Orleans
United States
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