Jacobi and Jenkins Sterling Silver Sugar Creamer Waste - For Sale
Jacobi and Jenkins Sterling Silver Sugar Creamer Waste
For sale is a gorgeous sterling silver repousee three piece set by the firm of Jacobi & Jenkins of Baltimore Maryland. circa 1903. The three pieces consist of a covered sugar, creamer and waste bowl. The covered sugar is approximately 5 3/4" tall to the tip of the finial and 23.21 troy ounces. The creamer is 4 1/4" to the tip of the handle and 12.76 troy ounces. The waste bowl measures 3 3/4" tall and 12.59 troy ounces. the total weight being 48.58 troy ounces. There is a monogram on the bottom that looks like FFW. The repousee work is very beautiful with 3 bands of beading on each piece. The repousee design is a multi floral motif with acanthus leaves on the spout and handles. Marks include the logo for Jacobi & Jenkins, JACOBI & JENKINS, MAKERS, BALTIMORE, STERLING 925/1000 FINE and the letter o. The sugar and waste bowl have the year 1903 inscribed on the bottom. The firm of Jacobi & Jenkins was in business 1894-1908. According to Rainwater, the business was established by A. Jacobi in 1879. The Jacobi family had been silversmiths for seven generations. A. Jacobi received his Master's certificate from the silversmith's guild of Brunswick, Germany in 1858.He also held a medal of honor award from the Academie Nationale in Paris. In 1890 the firm became Jacobi & Co, manufacturing sterling silverware and doing a jobbing trade in the large cities of the country. In 1894 the partnership of A. and W.F. Jacobi with W. Armour and Talbot Winchester Jenkins was formed. The Jenkins brothers had been associated with the jewelry business in Baltimore for years, and were members of one of the oldest families in the state. In 1895 they advertised that they were "the only silversmiths in Maryland making and retailing their own work exclusively - all articles of sterling silver." Excellent condition.