This impressive and unusual vintage Elizabeth II six piece silver tea and coffee service consists of a coffee pot, teapot, cream jug, sugar bowl, tea strainer and salver.
The pieces of this silver tea and coffee service have a large, plain rounded conical form.
The body of each piece is plain and unembellished.
The upper rim of the cream jug and sugar bowl is ornamented with an evoluted pierced decorated gilt border.
The coffee pot and teapot are fitted with impressive hallmarked hinged covers, surmounted with conical style finials and embellished with overlaid gilt fretwork designs.
The teapot, coffee pot and cream jug are fitted with plain c scroll handles.
The tea strainer is fitted with a rounded handle featuring a plain shaped thumbpiece and ornamented with an evoluted rounded pierced decorated gilt border.
The cream jug, sugar bowl and strainer bowl retain the original gilt interior.
This tea service retains the original hallmarked plain waisted sugar tongs, embellished with shaped pierced gilt decoration.
The pieces of this fine tea and coffee service are presented on a fine and impressive matching salver.
The surface of the salver is plain and unembellished with evoluted pierced decorated gilt border.
This exceptional vintage tea and coffee service was made by the London Silversmith Ian Calvert*.
This unusual set of silverware has artist selling rights.
* Calvert became a Freeman of the Company in 1959, working for Wakely and Wheeler before setting up the Silver Workshops Ltd. He taught at the Medway College and has been associated with Asprey and Garrard through Alex Styles and Tony Bedford.