19TH CENTURY COIN SILVER CREAMER AND SUGAR URN - For Sale
19TH CENTURY COIN SILVER CREAMER AND SUGAR URN
A hand-wrought coin silver set, a creamer and a sugar urn.On the inside of the bowls of this coin silver holloware see all the silversmith's hammer marks to raise the bowls from a flat sheet of silver. Handwrought silver has a touch or feeling; the working by hand gives the silver a unique texture The item has a mellow beauty superior to metal that is rolled out under machine pressure. On the bottom you will see the maker's mark Jones, Lows & Ball, Boston. Working in Boston c. 1839, they were the forerunners of Shreve, Crump & Low Inc. in Boston. Height of sugar canister 10.25" Width 8.50" creamer height 8" Width 6.50" Commissioned by the Whitney family as both pieces bear the name Whitney in script. The following is a bit of interesting information from genealogy records. WHITNEY (By Geo. B. SEDGELEY) "The family was of high rank in England. For several generations a branch of the Whitney family of considerable wealth have lived in Boston and New York. A Whitney died in New York city in the winter of 1929 whose estate was the largest ever probated in the United States." That information offers possible provenance for the two pieces. They are in fine condition with three or four minute marks which one can see only by close examination. Please note the acorn final, the rose borders, and the double scroll handle, all typical of the early 1800 era. The pitcher is 8 1/4" to top of handle, and 7 5/8" to top of spout. The canister style sugar bowl is 9 1/4" to top of the acorn finial.