Hand-hammered and applied sterling silver coffee set. Made by Tiffany & Co. in New York, ca 1880. This set comprises coffeepot, creamer, and sugar.
Japonesque marine life heightened with gilt wash applied to honeycomb ground: fish and crabs swim between the swaying water plants. There are also jokey insects. A creepy-crawly alights on the sugar rim and the creamer handle has a bug "cap".
Coffeepot and creamer conical with scroll bracket handle. Sugar has loose ring handles. Creamer and sugar interiors lightly gilt.
Hallmarks include director's letter M (1873-1891) and pattern nos. 5399 (coffeepot and sugar) and 5230 (creamer). Excellent condition.
Dimensions: Coffeepot: H 8 1/4 x W 6 x D 3 1/4 in. Creamer: H 4 1/4 x W 3 1/8 x D 2 1/4 in. Sugar: H 2 3/4 x W 4 1/4 x D 3 3/4 in. Total weight: 24.7 troy ounces. BM610