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Mary Lincoln's Silver Service

associated person
Lincoln, Mary Todd
user
Lincoln, Mary Todd
Object Name
Teapot
Physical Description
metal, silver, coin (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9 3/4 in x 5 in; 24.765 cm x 12.7 cm
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Lincoln Isham
ID Number
PL.216335.09
catalog number
216335.09
accession number
216335
216335
Description
Silver service made by the Gorham Silver Company for Mary Lincoln during the Lincoln Administration. The set consists of a 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
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Political and Military History: Political History, White House Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Exhibition
Exhibition
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History