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SOLD - Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea and Coffee Service by James Deakin & Sons - Antique Victorian (1897)

A fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver four piece tea and coffee service / set; part of our silver teaware collection

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SOLD - Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea and Coffee Service by James Deakin & Sons - Antique Victorian (1897)
SOLD - Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea and Coffee Service by James Deakin & Sons - Antique Victorian (1897)

Description


This antique Victorian four piece tea and coffee service consists of a coffee jug, teapot, cream jug and sugar bowl.


The teapot, cream jug and sugar bowl have an ovoid form onto a circular spreading foot.


The coffee jug has a ewer form onto a circular spreading foot.


The upper and lower body of each antique piece is embellished with a band of bright cut engraved tied laurel wreath decoration.


To the centre of each piece there is an impressive broad band of bright cut engraved scenes displaying Roman soldiers with robed men, horses, elephants and slaves, all on a matte background; each piece depicts a different scene.


The decoration to each component incorporates a bright cut engraved laurel wreath bordered vacant circular cartouche.


The rim of each piece is ornamented with an applied egg and dart style border.


The coffee jug and teapot are fitted with hallmarked hinged covers, surmounted by impressive hallmarked finials in the form of a plumed Roman Imperial helmet.


Each piece of this Victorian tea and coffee service is fitted with an impressive hallmarked plain scrolling handle with a plain integrated thumbpiece and bifurcating lower terminal.


The teapot is fitted with a plain swan necked spout.


Date: 1897

Condition


The pieces of this Victorian silver tea and coffee service 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 the cover and finial of the teapot and coffee jug and to the handle of each piece are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Coffee Jug

Length from back of handle to tip of lip 14.5cm/5.7"

Width of body 12.5cm/4.9"

Height to top of handle 32.5cm/12.8"


Teapot

Length from back of handle to tip of spout 22.7cm/7"

Width of body 13cm/5.1"

Height to top of handle 26.2cm/10.25"


Sugar Bowl

Length across handles 16.5cm/6.4"

Width of body 11.2cm/4.4"

Height to top of handle 20cm/7.8"


Cream Jug

Length from back of handle to tip of lip 10.5cm/4.1"

Width of body 7.5cm/2.9"

Height to top of handle 19.4cm/7.6"


Total Weight


72 troy ounces/2239g


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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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