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SOLD - Sterling Silver Afternoon Tea Service - Antique George V

A fine and impressive antique George V English sterling silver and mother of pearl afternoon tea service - boxed; an addition to our silver teaware collection

SKU: A1000
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SOLD - Sterling Silver Afternoon Tea Service - Antique George V
SOLD - Sterling Silver Afternoon Tea Service - Antique George V


This antique George V sterling silver afternoon tea service consists of a bread knife, six fruit knives, six teaspoons and a pair of sugar tongs.

The sugar tongs and teaspoons have been crafted in the Old English rat tail pattern.

The bread knife is fitted with a hallmarked blade with a serrated edge.

The fruit knives and bread knife retain the original carved mother of pearl handles.

Each knife is fitted with the original hallmarked ferrules and features a paralleling pin struck border to the blade.

This antique afternoon tea service is fitted to the original hinged leatherette box with satin and velvet lined interior, securing with a push fit catch.

The interior of the presentation box bears the retailer’s mark ‘John Bradshaw & Sons, Church Street, Liverpool’.

Date: 1919


This antique mother of pearl cutlery set is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent condition.

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

The box is also in excellent presentation condition, in keeping with age.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of each knife blade and ferrules, in addition to the reverse surface of the sugar tongs and teaspoons are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these pieces of antique teaware.


Bread Knife

Length 24.7cm/9.7"

Length of handle 9.8cm/3.9"

Fruit Knife

Length 16.1cm/6.3"

Length of handle 7.4cm/2.9"


Length 11.3cm/4.4"

Length of bowl 3.6cm/1.4"

Width of bowl 2.2cm/0.9"

Sugar Tongs

Length 10.6cm/4.2"

Length of bowl 2.1cm/0.8"

Width of bowl 1.5cm/0.6"

Total Weight

3 troy ounces/93.8g (excluding bread and fruit knives)

View our full range of mother of pearl flatware at AC Silver

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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. 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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