An exceptional and impressive antique George VI English sterling silver and ivory handled four piece tea and coffee service with Newcastle interest; an addition to our silver teaware collection
This impressive large antique
George VI sterling silver consists of a coffee pot, teapot, cream jug and sugar bowl. four piece tea and coffee set / service
Each piece of this fine set has a rounded melon style form to a circular shaped spreading foot.
The upper portion of each piece is ornamented with interlacing scrolling floral and leaf bright cut engraved decoration, accented with stylised double shell motifs.
To one side of the body of each piece is an impressive bright cut engraved coat of arms, of Morpeth Borough, depicting barry of ten and a tower triple-turreted a bordure charged with eight martlets above the motto
'inter sylvas et flumina habitans - Living among woods and streams.
coffee pot and teapot are fitted with hinged hallmarked covers encircled with bright cut engraved stylised scroll and leaf motifs.
The coffee pot and
teapot covers are surmounted with impressive original carved ivory and sterling silver topped urn style finials.
The teapot and coffee pot retain the original fine and impressive carved ivory handles featuring a scrolling thumbpiece.
The cream jug and
sugar bowl are fitted with sterling silver C scroll handles, ornamented with scroll and stylised waterleaf decoration.
This fine large sterling silver service is displayed on a tray for illustrative purposes only - the tray (
) may be purchased separately from the AC Silver inventory. W4686
Although this antique teapot displays the Birmingham Assay Office hallmarks, it was made by the provincial Newcastle silversmith
(The Newcastle Assay Office closed in 1884). Reid & Sons
This antique tea and coffee service is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in excellent presentation condition.
The bright cut engraved decoration to each piece is very crisp.
struck to the underside of each piece and part hallmarks to the interior of the cover of the teapot and coffee pot are all very clear. hallmarks
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this set of antique teaware.
Height to top of finial 13.7cm/5.3"
Length from back of handle to tip of spout 27cm/10.6"
Height to top of finial 19cm/7.5"
Depth of body 10.5cm/4.1"
Length from back of handle to tip of spout 19cm/7.5"
Height top of handle 10.5cm/4.1
Length from back of handle to tip of spout 13.5cm/5.25
Width across handles 16cm/6.25"
73 troy ounces/2271g
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