Anthony Rasch three-piece coin silver tea service, likely New Orleans, Louisiana, with English silverplated tray (4 items). Includes teapot, creamer and covered sugar bowl, each with rounded body on a circular pedestal base with palmette decorated bands to the rim, shoulders, pedestal and base, and S-scroll handles. The teapot with a shell thumbpiece and acorn finial and the sugar bowl lid with an acorn finial. All stamped to the base A. RASCH in rectangles (Anthony Rasch, working New Orleans, Louisiana 1820-1858, and Philadelphia 1805-1820). Circa 1830. Pieces range in size from 6 3/4" H x 6 1/2" dia. to 9 3/4" H x 10 1/2" dia. Teapot weighs: 32.455 troy ounces, sugar bowl 25.355 troy ounces and creamer 11.160 troy ounces. 68.97 total troy ounces. Lot also includes an associated Mappin & Webb W347 oval serving tray with chased foliate decoration to the center, an egg and dart border and scrolled handles. 27" W x 17 1/4" H. Provenance: Private Knoxville, TN collection. CONDITION: Tea service overall very good condition. Creamer with dent to body. Lids of both sugar bowl and pot do not sit completely flush with the body.
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