Group of Japanese Export Silver Table Articles
Largely Tori Ike, Late 19th/ early 20th Century
Each chased overall with flowers comprising teapot, coffee pot, cream jug, covered sugar bowl, waste bowl, two kettle-on-stands, set of eight open salt cellars, and a chafing dish on stand. Height of coffee pot 8 inches (20.3 cm), total approximately 201 ounces.
Admiral William Mayhew Folger and thence by descent
Admiral William Mayhew Folger (1844-1928) began his career with the United States Navy fresh out of the Naval Academy in 1865 in the waning days of the Civil War. During the Spanish-American War he served as captain of the USS New Orleans seeing action off Cuba before being named commander of the Philippine Squadron for the remainder of the war. In 1904, Folger was promoted to Rear Admiral serving briefly as commander-in-chief of the Asiatic Fleet before his retirement.
By family tradition, this silver was part of a gift to Folger from the Emperor and people of Japan.
Additional Notes & Condition Report
Cream jug with loss to dragon's head on handle
Waste bowl with scattered pin point dents showing to interior
First kettle-on-stand (matches set) - with dent to stand, dents to burner, cover with solder repair to finial
Chafing dish - dents to stand, dents to burner, dragon covers to burner each lacking a foot, dents and creasing to liner (very thin), chafing dish with dents, scratching and marking from use, ivory replaced with resin insulator, cover with finial reattached with solder showing underside
Second kettle-on-stand - pot with dents underside; spout slightly pushed in, cover with repairs and losses, handle slightly loose, lacking burner
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