May 18, 2019 09:00 AM EDT Asheville, North Carolina


Rare George Hendel Coin Silver Tea Service

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

Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
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