4 Piece Sterling Individual or “Bachelor” Tea Service and Sterling Silver Tray in the Pompeiian pattern by Mount Vernon Silver, retailed by Ayre & Taylor, New York. Includes an oval sterling tray with guilloche banded rim and rectangular vermeil medallions depicting four cherubs, together with a teapot, creamer, and sugar bowl, all of Neoclassical urn form with guilloche banded rims and reeded handles, the bodies adorned with engraved swags and vermeil repousse medallions depicting a Greek goddess on one side and monogram reserves on the other (monogrammed HWU), raised on square bases with guilloche banding. Teapot – 11 1/2″ H. Tray – 19″ W x 12 1/4″ D. Combined weight: 78.57 oz troy. Note a full sized tea service in this pattern is also being sold in this auction (see lot 57). Provenance: the collection of Helen Ward, by descent from Helen Oakley Underhill Wick (Mrs. Henry Wick) of New York City and Cleveland, Ohio. CONDITION: Overall very good condition. Sugar bowl has a 1/4″ dent to side, teapot has a 1/2″ dent to side. Tray with some noticeable scratching. All pieces monogrammed.
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