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Chrysanthemum Tea Set, 1891–1902

This is a Tea set. It was manufactured by Tiffany and Co., New York. It is dated 1891–1902 and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is silver, ivory. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Mr. Roswell Miller. It is credited Gift of Mrs. Roswell Miller.

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

Cite this object as

Chrysanthemum Tea Set, 1891–1902. silver, ivory. Gift of Mrs. Roswell Miller. 1978-6-2/7.

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