DUNCAN NO. 555 / SHELL AND TASSEL FIVE-PIECE TABLE SET, colorless, comprising a covered butter dish, covered sugar bowl, creamer, spooner, and a celery vase. Geo. Duncan & Sons. Circa 1880. 5 1/8" to 8 3/4" H.
Butter base with scattered moderate chipping, butter cover with scattered flaking to the rim, sugar base with scattered chipping to the underside of the foot, sugar cover with a chip and a couple flakes to the rim, creamer with a single chip to the underside of the foot, remainder undamaged.
Literature: Parallels Bredehoft/Fogg/Maloney - Early Duncan Glassware, p. 62.