"Etruscan" Tea Service with Wooden Box Manufacturer: Tiffany and Company (American, founded 1837)
Manufacturer: Redfield and Rice (American, 1863–1871)

ca. 1873

American Decorative Arts

On view, 1st floor, American Decorative Arts before 1900

Sterling silver, wood, velvet, and ivory


22 1/8 × 16 3/4 × 18 3/4 in. (56.2 × 42.5 × 47.6 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of George Pierson, B.A. 1926, in honor of Charles F. Montgomery

Accession Number



19th century


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William Slocum Groesbeck; George Pierson; gift 1978 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
  • Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 111, ill
  • Harold Newman, An Illustrated Dictionary of Silverware (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1987), 228, ill
  • "Acquisitions 1978," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 37, no. 2 (Summer 1979), 61
  • Barbara M. Ward and Gerald W. R. Ward, eds., Silver in American Life: Selections from the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1979), 44, 174, no. 182, ill
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Additional information

Object/Work type

botanical, tea services


"TIFFANY & CO. [Roman caps in relief within a rectangle]/ 524 [incuse]/ ENGLISH STERLING/ 925-1000 [Roman caps in relief within a rectangle]/ 9314 [incuse]/ 550 BROADWAY [Roman caps in relief within a rectangle]" with "M" [gothic script] on either side of the "ENGLISH STERLING" on underside of tea and coffee pieces; "TIFFANY & CO./ 534/ QUALITY/ 925-1000 [Roman capitals]/ M [gothic script]/ 9315 in relief on underside of hot milk pitcher; "Redfield and Rice" incused on under side of tray.

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