A fine, exceptional and impressive antique George V English sterling silver four piece tea service / set; part of our silver teaware collection
The pieces of this fine and impressive
antique sterling silver have a circular compressed form on to a circular spreading foot. four piece tea service
, cream jug and sugar bowl are all ornamented with a band of bound reed applied decoration accented with fruiting leaf motifs. tea kettle
The rim of each piece is embellished with gadroon decoration.
teapot and kettle are both fitted with hinged hallmarked, subtly domed covers.
The covers retain the original pear wood and silver finials.
The impressive bifurcating chased snake decorated tea kettle handle has a central shaped pear wood portion.
The handle terminals are ornamented with snake head decoration.
The teapot is fitted with a carved C shaped pear wood handle with noteworthy snake head decorated silver terminals.
The teapot and kettle are both fitted with a trunkated spout.
The cream jug and
are also fitted with noteworthy chased decorated looping snake handles. sugar bowl
The tea kettle is supported on a circular three legged stand which retains the original detachable spirit burner.
The bifurcating shaped legs are ornamented with acanthus leaf decoration and impressive scrolling, shell decorated feet.
The stand also retains the original hallmarked pegs and link chains.
This fine antique four piece sterling silver tea service is displayed on a tray for illustrative purposes only - the tray (
) may be purchased separately from the AC Silver inventory. W4745
The pieces of this
George V tea service are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.
The teapot, tea kettle, cream jug and sugar bowl have all been professionally polished and are in presentation condition.
The decoration to each piece is very sharp.
Full hallmarks struck to the surface of each piece are all very clear.
Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of these items.
Height to top of handle 33cm/13"
Length from back to tip of spout 25cm/9.8"
Diameter of body 18cm/7.1"
Weight 65 troy ounces/2022g
Height to top of handle 13.4cm/5.4"
Length from back to tip of spout 27cm/10.6"
Diameter of body 16.8cm/6.6"
Weight 29 troy ounces/902g
Height to lip 10.5cm/4.1"
Length from back of handle to lip 16.2cm/6.3"
Diameter of body 11.2cm/4.3"
Weight 10 troy ounces/311g
Height to top of handle 9cm/3.6"
Width across handles 20.7cm/8.1"
Diameter of body 13cm/5.1"
Weight 13 troy ounces/404g
117 troy ounces/3639g
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