George III Sterling Silver tea service, including a bullet shaped teapot and matching sugar bowl, both of round form with engraved Rococo floral and scroll decoration, fruitwood handle, melon form finial, both pieces fully hallmarked on underside for London 1762-1763, maker's mark JB in script (unidentified), lids marked with lion passant (sugar lid also marked JB). Both pieces engraved with Boar's Head crest. 6 1/2" H. Also included is an associated sterling cream jug with flared scalloped rim and engraved Rococo design, scallop shell feet. Marks on underside for SM (possibly Samuel Meriton), London, Old English style date letter rubbed but appears to date from 1760s-1770s. 4" H. Combined weight 35.1 oz troy. Provenance: The living estate of Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, TN. CONDITION: Teapot handle has been repaired but appears original. Scattered small minor dents and scratches to all pieces, overall very good condition.
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