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German Silver Ten Piece Picnic Tea Service - Antique Circa 1925

£6,950.00

An exceptional, fine and impressive, rare antique German 935 standard silver ten piece picnic tea set/service - boxed; an addition to our silver teaware collection

SKU C8073

This exceptional and rare antique German 935 standard silver tea set consists of a spirit tea kettle, cream jug, sugar bowl, three glass containers and a pair of cups and saucers.


Each silver component of this unusual and rare picnic tea service has a plain circular rounded form.


The body of the tea kettle, sugar bowl and cream jug are plain and unembellished.


The silver sugar bowl and tea kettle are each fitted with a plain cover surmounted with a ring loop style finial; the cover to the kettle is hinged and the sugar bowl is push fit.


The silver tea kettle retains the original plain hinged handle and tapering spout.


The silver cream jug and sugar bowl have plain angular silver handles.


The fine and impressive kettle is supported on the original detachable three-legged stand, fitted with a detachable spirit burner.


The plain rectangular glass containers are fitted with plain silver covers; it can be determined that these varying sized vessels were crafted for tea, milk and sugar.


The impressive cream jug and sugar bowl retain the original gilded interiors.


This antique travelling tea service is fitted to the original hinged leatherette carrying case, embellished with the initials 'M. R. B' and securing with a suitcase buckle box lock.


The cover of the case lifts, allowing the anterior portion of the box to open and provide access to the individual compartmentalised leatherette and velvet lined interior.


The hallmarks to the underside of each piece include:

National mark: Crescent moon and crown

Silver quality/purity mark: 935 (935/1000)*

Maker's mark: C. W. Jr


Such examples are often electroplated, it is rare to locate a travelling boxed silver tea set crafted in solid silver.


* German silver is typically crafted in 800 standard, this higher standard indicates the high quality of the service.


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Maker: Untraced Maker's Mark

This antique picnic boxed silver tea set is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

Each piece has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

The interior of each piece has been professionally cleaned and is ready for use.

The German hallmarks struck to the underside of each piece are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of antique silver teaware.


Kettle

Length from back of body to tip of spout 13.3cm/5.24"

Diameter 9.7cm/3.82"

Height of kettle 8.4cm/3.31"

Height to top of handle 18.5cm/7.28"


Cream Jug

Length from back of handle to tip of spout 8.9cm/3.5"

Diameter 6.1cm/2.4"

Height 5.7cm/2.24"


Sugar Bowl

Length across handles 10.5cm/4.13"

Diameter 7.4cm/2.91"

Height 5.9cm/2.32"


Glass Container (Large) - Screw Fit Cover

Length 5.8cm/2.28"

Width 2.9cm/1.14"

Height 11.5cm/4.53"


Glass Container (Medium) - Screw Fit Cover

Length 4cm/1.57"

Width 2.8cm/1.1"

Height 11.2cm/4.41"


Glass Container - Push Fit Cover

Length 5.7cm/2.24"

Width 2.9cm/1.14"

Height 11.2cm/4.41"


Tea Cup

Length from back of handle to rim 9.2cm/3.62"

Diameter 7.7cm/3.03"

Height 4.7cm/1.85"


Saucer

Diameter 12.4cm/4.88"

Height 1.8cm/0.71"


15.8 troy ounces/491.7g (excluding glass and ceramic components)


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