An exceptional and complete sterling-silver tea service by Gorham. It includes a samovar, creamer, sugar bowl, large tray, and two tea pots. Each piece bears the foundry mark and sterling-silver stamp, with the exception of the tray, which as was typical, is silver plated. The body of each work consists of a deep and bulbous gioche pattern, lined with delicate floral sprays, and footed with claws. The handles feature finely-chased acanthus leaves and ivory surrounds.
Dimensions: 12 x 31.25 x 20.25 in.