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SOLD - Sterling Silver Cafe au Lait Set by C S Harris & Sons Ltd - George I Style - Antique Edwardian

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Edwardian English sterling silver cafe au lait set made by C S Harris & Sons Ltd in the George I style - boxed; an addition to our silver teaware collection

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SOLD - Sterling Silver Cafe au Lait Set by C S Harris & Sons Ltd - George I Style  - Antique Edwardian
SOLD - Sterling Silver Cafe au Lait Set by C S Harris & Sons Ltd - George I Style - Antique Edwardian

Description


This exceptional antique Edwardian sterling silver cafe au lait set consists of a coffee pot, hot milk pot, sugar bowl and sugar tongs.


The coffee pot and hot milk pot have a plain cylindrical tapering form and the sugar bowl has a circular rounded form onto a circular spreading foot, all in the classic George I style.


The surface of each piece is plain and unembellished, with an applied moulded border to the upper rim.


The coffee pot and hot milk jug are fitted with the original hallmarked hinged domed covers surmounted with impressive sterling silver urn style finials.


These impressive antique pots retain the original S scroll, carved painted wood handles with plain scrolling thumbpieces and cylindrical sockets.


The coffee pot has an impressive swan necked spout embellished with applied moulded decoration to the tip of the lip.


This impressive service retains the original tapering, plain and unembellished sugar tongs.


This impressive café au lait set is fitted to the original presentation box, with a velvet and satin lined interior.


The interior of the cover of the impressive box bears the retailer's mark 'R. Stewart, by appointment to the Queen, Glasgow'.


This impressive set was crafted by the renowned London silversmiths C S Harris & Sons Ltd.


Date: 1906

Condition


This antique cafe au lait set is an exceptional gauge of silver for its type, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

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

The cover to the original presentation box sits flush to the base but does not secure closed; the push fit catch is not operational.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of each piece has wear in keeping with age.

The part hallmarks to the rim of the covers are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these impressive examples of antique silverware.


Dimensions


Coffee Pot/Hot Milk Pot

Length from back of handle to rim 10.2cm/4"

Diameter of base 7.8cm/3.1"

Height to top of finial 16.6cm/6.5"


Sugar Bowl

Diameter 9cm/3.5"

Height 5.5cm/2.2"


Sugar Tongs

Length 9cm/3.5"


 
 
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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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