A fine antique English sterling silver melon style four piece tea and coffee service / set; part of our silver teaware collection
The pieces of this fine
antique sterling silver have a melon shaped form onto four impressive bracket feet. four piece tea and coffee service
The teapot and coffee pot are fitted with hinged hallmarked covers.
The covers retain the original hallmarked sterling silver floral finials which are ornamented with fine chased decoration.
The teapot and
have swan necked spouts embellished with floral and leaf chased decoration. coffee pot
The teapot, coffee pot, cream jug and sugar bowl are all fitted with shaped sterling silver handles with acanthus leaf decoration.
This fine teapot,
cream jug and sugar bowl were made by William Theobalds and Lockington Bunn.
The coffee pot was made by Richard William Aitkens and William Nathan Somersall.
Despite the fact that the coffee pot is made by an alternative maker and bears the date letter for 1837, the retailer would have originally sold this impressive service together.
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This antique tea and coffee service is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition.
The chased decoration is very sharp.
hallmarks struck to the underside of each piece and part hallmarks struck to the cover, handle and finial of the teapot and coffee pot are all very clear. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these items.
Height to top of handle 14.8cm/5.8"
Diameter of body 15.5cm/6.1"
Width from back of handle to tip of spout 26.6cm/10.4"
Weight 24 troy ounces/ 746g
Height to top of handle 23.5cm/9.35"
Diameter of body 15.2cm/6"
Width from back of handle to tip of spout 24.5cm/9.6"
Weight 25 troy ounces/ 778g
Height to top of handle 15.5cm/6.1"
Diameter of body 9cm/3.6"
Width from back of handle to lip 13.2cm/5.5"
Weight 7 troy ounces/ 218g
Height to top of handle 12cm/4.7"
Diameter of body 14cm/5.5"
Width across handles 22cm/8.7"
Weight 12 troy ounces/ 373g
68 troy ounces/ 2115g
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