A Five-Piece Frank M. Whiting & Co. Buckingham Pattern Silver Tea and Coffee Service, North Attleboro, Massachusetts, circa 1900
Marks to coffee pot: Buckingham, 3 PINT, HAND CHASED, STERLING, BY, FRANK M. WHITING & COMPANY, (W-logotype), 707, 5
12-1/2 x 10-1/2 x 5-1/4 inches (31.8 x 26.7 x 13.3 cm) (coffee pot)
145.29 troy ounces
The service with monogram D to both cartouches on all pieces, comprising a coffee pot, a teapot, a sugar bowl with lid, a creamer, and a waste bowl, each baluster in form with bud-shaped finials to the domed lids, spiraling panels of hand-chased acanthus leaves and floral sprays and asymmetrical cartouches to the body, gadrooned trim to the rim and circular foot, and applied scrolls, acanthus leaves, palmettes, and shells to the spouts and handles. The handles of the coffee pot and teapot include porcelain insulators.