Lebolt Arts & Crafts Sterling Silver & Gold Coffee Service with Tray, Chicago, IL, c. 1920's
Lebolt made some wonderful forms and high quality silver. This stunning 3-piece coffee or tea set with its original tray features magnificent hammering to the surface. The balloon-shaped bodies have applied c-scroll handles and the pot a wonderful spout. The interiors are equally beautiful showing the strong hammering. The large pot has a strainer to the spout so it could be used for either coffee or tea. Each piece has an applied gold 'MSR' monogram for Marjorie Silverman Rotschild.
The tray is also quite lovely. It has curved, raised sides and is also beautifully hammered to match the set. The border and handles are strengthened and defined with strapwork around the edge.
Provenance: Marjorie Silberman Rothschild (1908-1975) married Fuller Maxwell Rothschild (1907-1981) in 1929. This appears to be some of the silver they received around the date of their wedding.
This wonderful Arts & Crafts set is marked underneath with Lebolt's insignia and 'HAND BEATEN/ STERLING/ 210'. the pot and creamer are also stamped 3.5 pints and .75 pints respectively. The pot measures 11 inches across the handle and spout and is 8.75 inches tall. The tray is marked 'LEBOLT' below their insignia along with HAND BEATEN/ STERLING/ 849'. It measures 16.25 inches long by 15 inches deep. The set weighs a total 83.10 troy ounces and is in excellent antique condition.