Four-piece coin silver silver tea service with marks for Gale and Hayden of New York, date 1849, and retailer marks for F. H. Clark & Company, Memphis, Tennessee. Consisting of a teapot, coffeepot, covered sugar bowl, and covered creamer. All pieces with square bodies having canted corners and conforming domed lids with flame finials, chased foliate-encircled reserves to body and C-scrolled handles above leaf-scrolled feet. Tea and coffee pots with S-shaped spouts. All pieces with maker's marks to base, tea pot and coffee pot additionally marked with retailer mark. Three-letter script monogram to each piece. Pieces range in size from 7 1/8" H x 7" dia. to 11 1/4" H x 11 3/4" dia. 101.265 total troy ounces. Provenance: Private Middle Tennessee collection. CONDITION: All pieces with 3-letter script monogram. Lid to creamer does not sit flush with body. Some dents to upper body of tea pot. All pieces with overall general wear.
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