Mary Lincoln's Silver Service

Description
Silver service made by the Gorham Silver Company for Mary Lincoln during the Lincoln Administration. The set consists of a tray, hot-water urn, coffeepot, teapot, hot-water pot, cream pitcher, sugar urn, and waste bowl. Each of the pieces is engraved on one side with the monogram “MTL” and a crest on the other. It is likely the service was presented to the first lady as a gift from the citizens of New York.
Gift of Lincoln Isham, great-grandson of Abraham Lincoln, 1958
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coffee and tea service
maker
Gorham
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 19 in x 33 in x 19 in; 48.26 cm x 83.82 cm x 48.26 cm
ID Number
COLL.MTLSIL.005000
accession number
216335
subject
Government, Politics, and Reform
First Ladies
Selections from the Abraham Lincoln Collection
See more items in
Political History: Political History, First Ladies Collection
Selections from the Abraham Lincoln Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Lincoln Isham
Related Publication
Rubenstein, Harry R.. Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life

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