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Kettle on stand (-2a/d) : kettle of squat globular form with reeding, wavy rim, squared curved handle with ivory insulators, spout with chrysanthemums and foliage; domed and reeded lid with flower bud knop; stand with vertical elements heavily decorated with chrysanthemums and leaves, on square base with burner and four foliate feet. Teapot (-3) of squat globular form with reeding, wavy rim, curved handle with ivory insulators, spout with chrysanthemums and foliage; base with four foliate feet; domed and reeded hinged lid with flower bud knop. Coffeepot (-4) having reeded globular body, engraved with foliate monogram "RMA", rising to tall slightly bulging cylindrical neck with wavy rim; loop handle with ivory insulators on one side, and long curved spout heavily decorated with chrysanthemums and foliage opposite; base with four foliate feet. Slightly domed and reeded lid with flower bud knop. Sugar bowl (-5a,b) of squat globular form engraved with foliate monogram "RMA", with reeding, wavy rim, two squared, curved horizontal handles with foliate decoration; base with four foliate feet; domed and reeded lid with flower bud knop. Waste bowl (-7) of squat globular form engraved with foliate monogram "RMA", with reeding; wavy rim with foliate decoration; base with four foliate feet.

This is a tea set from United States. It is dated 1891–1902 and we acquired it in 1978. Gift of Mrs. Roswell Miller. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

silver, ivory

Its dimensions are

Kettle on stand: 34.8 x 21.6 x 26.2 cm (13 11/16 x 8 1/2 x 10 5/16 in.) Teapot: 16 x 27.8 x 17 cm (6 5/16 x 10 15/16 x 6 11/16 in..) Coffeepot: 25.4 x 21.5 x 13.3 cm (10 x 8 7/16 x 5 1/4 in.) Sugar bowl: 14.5 x 19.8 x 12.8 cm (5 11/16 x 7 13/16 x 5 1/16 in.) Waste bowl: 10.1 x 17 x 15.7 cm (4 x 6 11/16 x 6 3/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Kettle: "TIFFANY & CO/ 5730 MAKERS [?] / STERLING SILVER/925/ T" (Dates 1891-1902); Teapot: "TIFFANY & CO/ 5960 MAKERS 4077/ STERLING SILVER/ T" (Dates 1891-1902) "3 Pints 2 OZ?"; Coffeepot: "Tiffany &Co/5960 MAKERS 4077/STERLING SILVER/T" (Dates 1891-1902) "3 1/4 PINTS"; Waste bowl: "Tiffany & Co./ 5960 Makers 4077/ Sterling Sliver/ T" (1891-1902)/ "2 pints"

It is inscribed

Kettle engraved on body at back end of handle, with foliate monogram RMA for Roswell A. Miller Teapot, coffeepot, sugarbowl, waste bowl engraved with foliate Monogram RMA for Roswell A Miller

This object was manufactured by Tiffany and Co., New York

This object was donated by Mr. Roswell Miller

This object is the first item in a set that contains 5 objects.

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