An exceptional antique Victorian English sterling silver four piece tea and coffee service / set; part of our silver teaware collection
The pieces of this exceptional antique
Victorian sterling silver four piece tea and coffee service have a circular oval form onto a circular spreading foot.
The teapot, coffee pot,
and sugar bowl are embellished with an impressive original hallmarked frieze depicting lions surrounded by fruiting vine decoration and Bacchanalian type masks bordered by cornucopia. cream jug
A bright cut engraved crest of a falcon with wings displayed above a mural coronet is featured to one side of each piece.
The crest is surmounted by the motto
'Laboure et Amore' translated to mean 'Work and Love'.
The teapot and
are fitted with hallmarked domed hinged covers surmounted by detachable chased leaf decorated sterling silver baluster shaped finials. coffee pot
The coffee pot, teapot and
cream jug have fine sterling silver chased laurel leaf decorated handles.
The cream jug and sugar bowl have subtle gilded interiors.
The unusual quaich style sugar bowl is fitted with impressive shaped pierced, scroll and chased leaf and bud decorated handles.
antique four piece tea and coffee service is displayed on a tray for illustrative purposes only - the tray ( ) may be purchased separately from the AC Silver inventory is so desired. W4389
antique four piece tea and coffee service is a very good gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in excellent presentation condition.
The frieze decoration is very sharp and the bright cut engraved crest is very crisp.
struck to the surface of each piece and part hallmarks struck to the covers and handles are very clear. hallmarks Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these examples of Victorian silverware.
Height to top of finial 23.5cm/9.25"
Diameter of body 12.5cm/4.9"
Width from back of handle to tip of spout 25cm/9.8"
Weight 26 troy ounces/ 809g
Height to top of finial 29cm/11.4"
Diameter of body 11.5cm/4.5"
Width from back of handle to tip of spout 23.5cm/9.25"
Weight 27 troy ounces/ 840g
Height to top of handle 19.9cm/7.8"
Diameter of body 2.2cm/2.8"
Width from back of handle to tip of spout 10cm/3.9"
Weight 9 troy ounces/ 280g
Height to rim 10.5cm/4.2"
Width across handles 21cm/8.25
Weight 14 troy ounces/ 435g
76 troy ounces/ 2364g
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