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SOLD - Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver four piece tea and coffee service; an addition to our silver teaware collection

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SOLD - Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian
SOLD - Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian

Description


This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver four piece tea and coffee set / service consists of a coffee pot, teapot, cream jug and sugar bowl.


Each piece of this fine set has a circular baluster form onto a circular stepped plain spreading foot.


The lower portion of each piece is embellished with embossed vertical ribbed decoration.


The upper portions are embellished with embossed and chased foliate, floral and scroll decoration on a matte background, incorporating a scroll and leaf bordered shaped vacant cartouche to one side of each piece.


The teapot, cream jug and sugar bowl have a plain applied moulded border to the upper rim.


Both the coffee pot and teapot are fitted with flush hinged hallmarked covers; indicating the fine quality of this service.


The coffee pot and teapot covers retain the original fine and impressive hallmarked sterling silver wild rose and foliate finials.


The spouts of the teapot, coffee pot and cream jug are embellished with impressive chased scroll, stylised leaf and naturalistic designs to the underside of each.


Each exceptional piece is fitted with unusual C shaped handles ornamented with fine and impressive chased scrolling leaf decoration, accented with further detail to the upper terminals, creating a thumbpiece to the teapot, cream jug and sugar bowl.


The cream jug and sugar bowl retain the original gilded interior.


Date: 1836

Condition


This antique tea and coffee service is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The chased and embossed decoration is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of each piece and part hallmarks to the interior of the cover, handles and finials are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this set of antique teaware.


Dimensions


Teapot

Height 17.9cm/7.1"

Diameter 15.4cm/6.3"

Length from back of handle to tip of spout 25cm/9.8"


Coffee Pot

Height 24.8cm/9.8"

Diameter 12.5cm/4.8"

Length from back of handle to tip of spout 19.6cm/7.9"


Cream Jug

Height 12.4cm/4.8”

Diameter 10cm/4”

Length from back of handle to tip of lip 14.6cm/5.9”


Sugar Bowl

Height 14.6cm/5.8"

Diameter 13.4cm/5.3”

Width across handles 17.8cm/6.9"


Total Weight


77.5 troy ounces/2411g


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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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