Artist Fletcher and Gardiner, American, active 1814 - 1838
  • Bowl
  • Tea and Coffee Service, 5 piece set (alternate title)
Date ca. 1815
Medium silver
Dimensions Overall: 5 3/16 × 7 5/8 × 6 inches (13.2 × 19.4 × 15.2 cm)
Credit Line Museum Purchase, Lucy Waterman American Art Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Conrad H. Smith Memorial Fund, Mrs. Charles Theron Van Dusen Fund; and gifts from Robert Kingsbury, Euphemia Holden, Mrs. Albert de Salle, City of Detroit, Detroit Historical Commission, American Art Archives by exchange
Accession Number 2002.136.4
Department American Art before 1950
On View American W271, Level 2 (see map)
Inscriptions Engraved: [a sheild decoarted with three birds with feather plumes and gazelles] | MY WORD IS MY BOND
2002-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
"American Decorative Arts Acquisitions 1985-2005." Bulletin of the DIA, 81, 1-2 (2007): pp. 12-13, 69.

Hellman, Mimi. “Making Coffee at Home in America: Episodes in the Cultural History of Design.” In Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate: Consuming the World, ed. Yao-Fen You, Mimi Hellman, and Hope Saska. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 2016, pp. 106–108, fig. 4 (ill.).