Carlisle, Pennsylvania, c. 1800, urn forms with bead borders, bird head spout, wooden handles, "W" monograms on body and base of coffee pot, marks for George Hendel (working 1802-1840), 79.43 oz. T., 14 in. coffee pot with matching teapot and creamer and lidded urn
Note: Hollowware by George Handel is extremely rare. There is only one other tea service known and it is located in the collection of the Cumberland County Historical Society.
Illustrated: George Hendel of Carlisle, Pennsylvania Silversmith by Merri Lou Scribner Schaumann, cover, page 32, (accompanied by copy of the book)., Provenance: Pook & Pook, Inc., Downingtown Pennsylvania, April 24, 2009, lot 163; Property from an Important South Carolina Estate
coffee pot with abrasion on one corner of base; creamer with bent base (doesn't sit flat), small dents; lidded sugar urn with bent base (doesn't sit flat), top rim bent and lid fits tight; teapot was dent in spout, wooden handle has wear