PRLog - Nov. 29, 2012 - NEW YORK -- Sterling silver tea and coffee service in Medallion pattern. Made by John Wendt for Ball, Black & Company, C 1870. This service comprises 1 coffeepot with hinged cover, 2 teapots with hinged cover, 1 creamer, 1 sugar with cover, 1 waste bowl, and 1 water pitcher.
john wendt black, ball medallion coffee tea set ci
The coffeepot, teapots, and creamer have a baluster body. The sugar and waste bowl are globular. The water pitcher is ovoid. Each piece rests on circular foot. The teapot and coffeepot spouts are vertical. The creamer spout is triangular, and the water pitcher has a small lip spout. Waste bowl interior lightly gilt. All handles are beaded and bracketed with male Renaissance head finial except on the water pitcher, where the handle is foliate scrolled.
All covers are flat with finial in form of Roman military helmet on circular beaded mount. Each piece has chased strapwork and stylized foliage and flowers, engraved gadrooning, and Roman profile in relief on linear ground in oval frame. The profiles are of matrons, soldiers, youths, and maids.
The water pitcher has a rectangular cartouche that is blank for engraving. The coffeepot and 1 teapot have oval cartouches that are blank for engraving. All other pieces have oval cartouche with engraved Knickerbocker crest, name “Knickerbacker,”
A special service evocative of New Amsterdam by a historic New York silversmith. The pattern incorporates Roman and Renaissance motifs.
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