An American Federal Silver Tea Service by Fletcher and Gardiner of Philadelphia C.1815
A fine quality American Federal era tea service by the renowned firm of Fletcher and Gardiner C.1815 . The pot retains its original carved wood handle set into silver cornucopias with acanthus thumb rest, ball and oak leaf finials surrounded by grape clusters and leaves, the spout with applied acanthus leaves and eagle head. Engraved upon the round pedestal foot in period script “M Wilson”. Excellent condition.
This item is NOT for sale. A William K. Vanderslice Coin Silver Aesthetic Movement Presentation Cake Saw, Ivory handle with engraved and antiqued Old English style MFA monogram, the blade with matte finish and elaborately hand-engraved vines and leaves, silver beaded edge finial, measuring 11.75” long, housed in its original 136 Sutter Street San Francisco custom fitted box, C.1870. Due to a Draconian and arbitrarily enforced California State law, this item is not for sale but is part of a private collection and is listed on this page for educational purposes only.