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SOLD - Scottish Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian Scottish sterling silver three piece tea service/set; part of our Victorian silver teaware collection

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SOLD - Scottish Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian
SOLD - Scottish Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian

Description


This exceptional antique Victorian Scottish sterling silver three piece tea set consists of a teapot, sugar bowl and cream jug.


Each piece has a circular rounded, bulbous shaped form on to a domed pedestal foot.


The body of each piece is embellished with decorative concave fluted ornamentation in a swirl design, segmenting exceptional chased decorated single floral sprays.


The shaped upper rims of the silver sugar bowl and cream jug are encompassed with impressive scrolling leaf decorated borders.


The teapot is fitted with a hinged domed hallmarked cover ornamented with further fluted decoration.


The cover retains the original and impressive, hallmarked sterling silver stemmed floral finial.


The teapot and cream jug are all fitted with impressive S scroll handles ornamented with chased leaf decorated thumbpieces and scrolling lower terminals.


The impressive sugar bowl retains the original applied handles modelled in the form of a leaf, accented with a fingerpiece to the centre


The fine swan necked spout to the teapot is ornamented with concave fluted decoration overlaid with chased leaf textures and incorporating a large single leaf design to the underside in addition to an undulating leaf to the lip.


The cream jug and sugar bowl retain their original gilded interiors.


Date: 1844

Condition


This Victorian silver tea service is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of each piece, in addition to part hallmarks to the finial and interior of the cover are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these fine examples of Victorian silverware.


Dimensions


Teapot

Length from back of handle to tip of spout 28.3cm/11.1"

Diameter 15.8cm/6.2"

Height 19cm/7.5"


Sugar Bowl

Length across handles 18.2cm/7.2"

Diameter 13.8cm/5.4"

Height 13.5cm/5.3"


Cream Jug

Length from back of handle to tip of lip 12cm/4.7"

Diameter 8.5cm/3.3"

Height 16.7cm/6.6"


Total Weight


50.8 troy ounces/1580g


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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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