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November 19, 2012

Tea service

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Tea service

White china tea service with gilt decoration reported to be in the Marie Antoinette pattern. The set belonged to Mary Shumway Heywood Chase, who married George L. Chase in Buffalo, New York, in 1864.  The couple later moved to St. Cloud, Minnesota, where Mr. Chase served as the Episcopal minister.  The set includes:  one teapot with cover (.1.A,B), one sugar bowl with cover (.2.A,B), one cream pitcher (.3), one bowl (.4), two bread plates (.5 and .6), four tea plates (.7 – .10), four sauce dishes (.11 – .14), and four teacups with saucers (.15.A,B – 18.A,B).

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