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Decorative Art | Auction: 18.05.2022 | Preview: 13.05.2022 - 16.05.2022

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Lot 1 | Hennegen Bates & Co | Four-piece coffee service decorated with dense floral relief

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Hennegen Bates & Co. Baltimore, Maryland.

Date: Around 1888.
Technique: Silver.
Description: Consisting of coffee pot, milk jug, sugar bowl and pastry bowl. Each on a small round foot
with a bulbous body and flaring rim. The wall decorated with plastic relief of flowers and
fern leaves. The rim with flat flower relief. All pieces bear the owner's engraving "Kate
W. Bigbie Lynchburg Va".
Weight: Ca. 1730g.
Measurement: Height of the pot 22,5cm.
Mark: Fineness 925, maker's mark.

According to the engraved inscription, the coffee service was owned by Kate Bigbie of
Lynchburg, Virginia. In 1888, Katherine (Kate) Withers married the entrepreneur William
Bigbie, who ran a wine and spirits business in Lynchburg with his brother. Bigbie Brothers
& Co. was known for its Old Velvet whisky.

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VAT margin scheme, VAT included, but must not be indicated, not refundable

32% buyer’s premium on the hammer price

Stock Id: 73620-9

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