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SOLD - Sterling Silver Five Piece Tea and Coffee Service - Antique Victorian

An exceptional, fine and impressive, unusual antique Victorian English sterling silver five piece tea and coffee service; part of our antique silver teaware collection

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SOLD - Sterling Silver Five Piece Tea and Coffee Service - Antique Victorian
SOLD - Sterling Silver Five Piece Tea and Coffee Service - Antique Victorian

Description


This antique Victorian sterling silver five piece tea and coffee service consists of a teapot, coffee pot, cream jug, sugar bowl and water jug.


The pieces of this Victorian tea service have a desirable octagonal tapering form onto applied thread decorated octagonal shaped bases.


Each antique piece is embellished with bright cut engraved band of scrolling leaf and star motifs, all on the matte background to the upper and lower borders.


The body of the each piece is further ornamented with bright cut engraved husk style festoon decoration, accented with dropped wheat sheaf motifs encircles each piece.


The rim of the teapot, coffee jug, cream jug, sugar bowl and water jug is ornamented with an applied thread decorated border, accented with an applied stylized leaf motif at each of the eight corners.


The teapot, coffee jug and water jug are fitted with flush hinged hallmarked covers; the flush hinges indicate the fine quality of this service.


The covers retain the original hallmarked urn style finials.


These pieces are fitted with angular C shaped handles with a scrolling upper thumbpiece and embellished with a simple paralleling bright cut engraved border to each side and festoon designs to the anterior surface.


Both the antique coffee jug and teapot are fitted with plain tapering cylindrical spouts.


The sugar bowl and cream jug retain their original gilt interiors.


The teapot, coffee jug, sugar bowl and cream jug were crafted in 1893 by the Henry Harrinson, whereas the water jug was made in the identical style by George Howson in 1898; both maker's pertained to the company Harrison Brothers & Howson.


This Victorian tea service is a very fine example of an unusual and desirable octagonal shaped tea and coffee service.


Condition


The pieces of this antique sterling silver tea and coffee set are a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition.

The bright cut engraved decoration is very crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of each piece, and part hallmarks struck to each cover, handle and finial are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these pieces of antique silverware.


Dimensions


Teapot

Length from back of handle to spout 24cm/9.4"

Diameter of top 10.2cm/4"

Diameter of base 13.4cm/5.25"

Height to top of finial 15cm/5.9"


Coffee Pot

Length from back of handle to tip of spout 22cm/8.7"

Diameter of top 7.7cm/3"

Diameter of base 12cm/4.7"

Height to top of finial 22.5cm/8.8"


Water Jug

Length from back of handle to tip of spout 13.5/5.3"

Diameter of base 9cm/3.6"

Height to top of finial 15.7m/6.2"


Cream Jug

Length from back of handle to lip 11.4/4.5"

Diameter of top 5.5cm/2.2"

Diameter of base 7.1cm/2.8"

Height 9.7cm/3.75"


Sugar Bowl

Length across handles 16.5cm/6.5"

Diameter of top 9.4cm/3.7"

Diameter of base 11.5cm/4.5"

Height 10.2/4"


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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