Jones Ball and Poor American Coin Silver Tea and Coffee Set Boston Circa late 1840's. This is one of the most striking Tea and Coffee Service set ever seen with craftsmanship and execution far superior to most.Very impressive, large set coin silver set consisting of a Tea Pot, Coffee Pot, Creamer and Covered Sugar. This very rare Tea and Coffee service all are marked underneath. JONES, BALL & POOR/ Pure Coin/ W&G. Measurements and weight are approximate.
Coffee Pot: 8 1/2"in tall to top of finial x 9 3/4"in handle to spout x 4 5/8in base: weight 30oz. Tea Pot: 8 3/16"in" Tall to top of finial x 9.5" handle to spout x 4 5/8"in base: weight 20oz. Creamer: 7"in tall to the top of the finial x 5 1/2"in handle to spout x 3 3/8"in" base: weight 12oz. Sugar: 7 1/2"in" to top of finial x 7 1/2"in handle to handle x 4 3/8"in base: weight 30oz. Excellent vintage condition, minor wear, very clean inside as well, Ivory insulators to handles of Tea Pot and Coffee Pot.
This is one of the most ornate and adorned silver patterns with face motifs on spouts and handles of branches and bamboo, gadrooned borders on base and lids and sculpural full figured shaped finials. A gorgeous set and nicely preserved.Scrolling foliate and floral decoration incorporates the monogramed initials P above K. An applied edge reinforces and decorates the rim above lobed foliate decoration. Exoticism is clearly evidenced by the opulent design of the domed covers with large, elaborate leaves hanging down with ends folded over as if blowing in the wind.
Surmounting each dome is a magnificent sculptural full figure. Jones, Ball & Poor was Boston's leading jeweler during this period, the partnership ultimately becoming Shreve, Crump and Low in 1869. Boston items of the early 19th century are rarely found with makers marks on them.
It was traditional with both silver and furniture for only the retailer to mark the item: this is why attributions of furniture and silver from this period can be so difficult. While the Jones, Ball and Poor mark has traditionally been ascribed as a maker's mark (they claimed to make fine silver in city directories), it is often only a retail mark - usually seen without a makers mark. Obadiah Rich was one of their major suppliers. Assuming Jones, Ball & Poor was the retailer, we think this piece was likely made by Woodward & Grosjean based on the mark W&G.Woodward and Grosjean started in Boston in the late 1840's and moved to New York in 1850 to become Grosjean and Woodward, the important supplier to Tiffany & Company. This very rare Tea and Coffee service and is marked underneath. JONES, BALL & POOR/ Pure Coin/W&G. Please check photos for condition.
The item "Jones Ball and Poor American Coin Silver Tea Set Boston W&G Circa Late 1840's" is in sale since Friday, February 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Silverplate\Tea/Coffee Pots & Sets". The seller is "hdduce03" and is located in San Francisco, California.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.