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Five-piece tea set

A five-piece tea and coffee service. Applied circular monogram for "MMS", with "S" in the center.

Marks

On underside: "L" in a diamond with a rampant lion / LEBOLT / HANDMADE / STERLING / PINTS 2 1/2 / 530

Provenance

History of ownership: Purchased or given to Mary Margaret Sullivan, a relative of the donor's (Lee Born's) father; by inheritance to donor's father; by inheritance to Lee Born of Cambridge, Massachusetts; 2009, given to the MFA by Lee and Dirck Born (Accession Date: February 25, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Lee and Dirck Born

1912–17

Object Place

Chicago, Illinois

Dimensions

Various sizes

Accession Number

2009.313-317

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware