Gorham (American (Rhode Island), founded 1831). A five piece sterling silver tea and coffee service in the Plymouth pattern comprising a 2 3/8 pint coffee pot, a 2 pint teapot, a 5/8 creamer, a sugar bowl with lid, a waste bowl, and a 24" tray. Each monogrammed and hallmarked for Gorham, STERLING and PLYMOUTH. Additionally marked with inscription reading "PRESENTED/To/Ibra Charles Blackwood/GOVERNOR OFSOUTH CAROLINA/1931-1935.BY/THE MILITARY STAFF'. Approximate height of coffee pot 9.75" (to finial) pattern 2441. Approximate height of teapot 7.25"(to finial), pattern 2442. Approximate height of creamer 6.37" (to handle), pattern 2444. Approximate height of sugar 6.25" ( to finial), pattern 2443. Approximate height of waste bowl 4.5", pattern 2445. Tea service (without tray) weight 72.26 troy ounces. Provenance: From the Private Collection of Susan E. Yeomans of S. Battery, Charleston, South Carolina (a descendant of former Governor of South Carolina Ibra C. Blackwood and his wife, Margaret Hodges; former President of the United States of America, Grover Cleveland; and former Governor of South Carolina, Carroll Ashmore Campbell Jr.).
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