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Chrysanthemum Tea Set

This is a Tea set. It was manufactured by Tiffany and Co.. It is dated 1891–1902. Its medium is silver, ivory. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled Chrysanthemum Tea Set.

It is credited Gift of Mrs. Roswell Miller.

  • Tea Set
  • cast, chased, repoussé silver, ivory.
  • Gift of Mrs. Norris W. Harkness.
  • 1980-20-1/6
  • Tea Set (Netherlands)
  • brass, copper, glass.
  • Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.
  • 1986-14-1/6

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

  • Garland Pendant Lamp
  • silver-plated photographically etched stainless steel.
  • Gift of Artecnica.
  • 2007-38-1-a/c

Its dimensions are

Kettle on stand: 34.8 x 21.6 x 26.2 cm (13 11/16 x 8 1/2 x 10 5/16 in.) Teapot: 16 x 27.8 x 17 cm (6 5/16 x 10 15/16 x 6 11/16 in..) Coffeepot: 25.4 x 21.5 x 13.3 cm (10 x 8 7/16 x 5 1/4 in.) Sugar bowl: 14.5 x 19.8 x 12.8 cm (5 11/16 x 7 13/16 x 5 1/16 in.) Waste bowl: 10.1 x 17 x 15.7 cm (4 x 6 11/16 x 6 3/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Kettle: "TIFFANY & CO/ 5730 MAKERS [?] / STERLING SILVER/925/ T" (Dates 1891-1902); Teapot: "TIFFANY & CO/ 5960 MAKERS 4077/ STERLING SILVER/ T" (Dates 1891-1902) "3 Pints 2 OZ?"; Coffeepot: "Tiffany &Co/5960 MAKERS 4077/STERLING SILVER/T" (Dates 1891-1902) "3 1/4 PINTS"; Waste bowl: "Tiffany & Co./ 5960 Makers 4077/ Sterling Sliver/ T" (1891-1902)/ "2 pints"

It is inscribed

Kettle engraved on body at back end of handle, with foliate monogram RMA for Roswell A. Miller Teapot, coffeepot, sugarbowl, waste bowl engraved with foliate Monogram RMA for Roswell A Miller

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