Sterling, San Francisco with the impressed bee hallmark. All pieces are monogramed (JJM). Creamer and waste bowl pieces are gold leaf gilded on the inside to protect from tarnishing (Shreve & Co did this on pieces that did not have lids).Sterling gram weight stated is 1706g that includes two wooden handles and finales on coffee and teapot (s). Sterling weight without the (2) wood handles and (2) wood finales are less.
Set is in lovely antique condition, but may show some minor scratches on surface, please see photos. Gram weight and measurements are as follows. Coffee pot: 604g, 8 Tall, 9.5 handle to spout. Tea pot: 503g, 5.5 Tall, 9.5 handle to spout.Creamer: 156g, 3 Tall, 5.25 wide. Sugar bowl: 274g, 4 Tall, 6 wide handle to handle. Waste bowl: 169g, 2.75 Tall, 4.25 wide. History The company's precursor, The Shreve Jewelry Company, was established by Rodman's father and uncle, George and Samuel Shreve, who had moved to San Francisco from New York City. George learned goldsmithing from his older half-brother, Benjamin. The latter had established Shreve, Crump & Low in Boston.
The store, which had opened at Montgomery and Clay, soon moved to Market Street. Just a month before the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Shreve & Co.
Opened its new eleven-story building at Post and Grant. Built with the latest engineering technologies of its time, the Shreve & Co. The item "Antique 1880's Geo. Shreve & Co Sterling Silver Coffee & Tea set APPRAISED" is in sale since Saturday, May 5, 2018.This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Tea/Coffee Pots & Sets". The seller is "witcheskiss" and is located in Salem, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States.