American coin silver repousse tea pot, with acanthus leaf and grape cluster decorated handle, shaped body with repousse and chased floral decoration and central cartouches inscribed "JWC to" (Julia Wingate Boyd Coleman) on one side and "MAC" (Mary Ambler Marshall Coleman) to the other, all on a scrolling grapevine and grape cluster footed base. Unmarked but tests as silver. 9 1/4" H. 29.220 troy ounces. Circa 1860. Provenance: The Estate of Charles Boyd Coleman, Jr., Chattanooga, TN, by descent from Lewis Minor Coleman, Jr., son of CSA Lt. Col. Lewis M. Coleman and Mary Ambler Marshall (1830-1914), daughter of James K. Marshall and granddaughter of John Marshall (1755-1835). Lewis M. Coleman Jr. was also related to the family of Henry Dearborn by his marriage to Julia Wingate Boyd, daughter of Annette Maria Dearborn Boyd, who was the daughter of Greenleaf Dearborn (1786-1846) and great granddaughter of Henry Dearborn (1751-1829) on her mother's side. American politican John Marshall was the fourth Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, serving for thirty-five years. He oversaw landmark decisions such as Marbury v. Madison, McCulloch v. Maryland, Gibbons v. Ogden and the Dartmouth College case. Marshall also was a friend and attorney to George Washington, and was one of the first President's early biographers. CONDITION: No silver marks present but tests as silver. Some looseness to handle near insulators, otherwise overall good condition. Finial is bent.
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