Antique Gorham & Co coin silver Mary Todd Lincoln tea and coffee set, 1861.
Gorham & Co had made this set and it was gifted to Mary Todd Lincoln during the Lincoln administration. The set comprises one coffee pot, one tea pot and one hot water pot, a lidded sugar bowl and milk jug and a tea chalice with a gold wash interior. All the pieces having overall repousse and strapwork design, the lids having beaded finials. The set seems to have never been used, the silver is bright & vibrant and the hand chased details are crisp.
The bases are stamped with Gorham & Co lion, anchor and a gothic letter G (used from 1852-1865) and the pattern number "30". Condition is excellent, total silver weight is 154 oz. Please see sizes and weights of each piece below.
Coffee Pot 12.75" tall X 8.5" wide X 5.5" deep (32.5 cm X 21.5 cm X 14 cm) 40 oz
Tea & Hot Water Pots 9.5" tall X 9.25" wide X 5" wide (24 cm X 23.5 cm X 12.5 cm) 31 oz each/62 oz total
Cream Pitcher 7.25" tall X 5.75" wide X 3.75" deep (18.5 cm X 14.5 cm X 9.5 cm) 14 oz
Chalice 5.25" tall X 6" wide X 5.25" deep (13.5 cm X 15 cm X 13.5 cm) 15 oz
Sugar Dish (with lid) 9" tall X 7" wide X 4.75" deep (23 cm X 18 cm X 12 cm) 22 oz
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