This listing is for a beautiful 19th Century antique gilded silver plate ornately decorated 3-piece coffee/tea set with nice Civil War historical provenance. The set features a highly embossed and engraved design with heavy gilding. Each piece has four garland medallions with one medallion on each piece being engraved. The teapot has a stylized animal's body for spout. The coffee pot and creamer are in very good to excellent condition reflecting only minimal wear from normal use and age.
The coffee pot does have some very fine rubbing on the engraved medallion - no other noted flaws. The creamer is in very good condition with no noted flaws. The sugar bowl may have originally had a lid although there is no lid with the sugar bowl at this time. The sugar bowl also has a burnished area on one side of one handle where the silver and gilding is removed. These are the only flaws that we spotted on this set.Please see all photos as part of description. Coffee pot measures 11 1/4" high, 8" wide (from handle to spout) with a 4 3/8 diameter base. Sugar bowl measures 6 1/8" high, 7 1/2" wide (at handles), 3" in diameter (at top) with a 3 1/4" diameter base. Creamer measures 7" high (at handle), 4" wide (widest) with a 3 1/8 diameter base.
Marked with applied "button" on base stamped Rogers & Bros. Combined weight of the set is 4.2 pounds. This set is engraved M.Babbitt and belonged to Mary Abby Babbitt Greene who was the wife of Commander Samuel Dana Greene, Sr. Commander Greene was an officer in the US Navy during the American Civil War and was noted for his service aboard the USS Monitor (an iron-hulled steamship) during the Battle of Hampton Roads.
We at Antiques & Moore have been in the Antiques business for over 30 years and try to describe our items as accurately as possible. We are happy to answer any questions and always appreciate your business! The item "ELABORATE 19th C. GILDED SILVER PLATE 3-PIECE TEA SET, CIVIL WAR PROVENANCE" is in sale since Sunday, September 18, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Silverplate\Tea/Coffee Pots & Sets".
The seller is "antiquesandmooresales" and is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.