American Coin Silver 3-PIECE TEA SERVICE, The Gorham Mfg. Co.
An American coin silver three-piece tea service, maker's mark of Gorham Mfg. Co., Providence, RI, number 140, circa 1860. Comprising a teapot, cream pot and covered sugar bowl, the pieces with tapering bodies on beaded button feet, flat-chased with a band on anthemia, the upper rims applied with beaded borders, the lower portions gadrooned, the scrolling acanthus leaf handles with lions' masks and drop-rings, the covers centering trefoil acanthus leaf finials, each piece engraved with a gothic monogram of the period "CCB"; height of the teapot is 9 1/2 inches, total weight of the set is 76.20 troy ounces.