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SOLD - Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1861)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver four piece tea and coffee service; an addition to our silver teaware collection

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SOLD - Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1861)
SOLD - Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1861)

Description


This impressive antique Victorian sterling silver four piece tea and coffee service consists of a coffee pot, teapot, cream jug and sugar bowl.


Each piece of this fine set has a circular rounded form onto a circular spreading collet style foot.


The surfaces of these impressive examples of Victorian teaware are embellished with chased interlacing floral spray designs emanating from between the handles and spout sockets.


The decoration to each piece incorporates scrolling leaf bordered vacant shaped cartouche to either side.


Both the coffee pot and teapot are fitted with domed hinged hallmarked covers embellished with a band of chased stylised foliate and floral decoration.


The covers retain the original, fine and impressive hallmarked sterling silver gourd style finials.


The teapot and coffee pot are both fitted with impressive fluted swan necked spouts ornamented with chased leaf texture to the mid section and circular motifs extending to the shaped socket.


Each piece is fitted with impressive C scroll handles ornamented with exceptional flat engraved floral and leaf decoration incorporated into scrolling thumbpieces, in addition to scrolling leaf decorated sockets.


The cream jug and sugar bowl of this Victorian coffee set retain the original gilded interiors.


Date: 1861

Condition


This antique sterling tea and coffee service is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The chased and flat engraved decoration is very sharp.

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


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


Dimensions


Coffee Pot

Length from back of handle to tip of spout 22.5cm/8.9"

Diameter of body 13.5cm/5.3"

Height to top of finial 21cm/8.3"


Teapot

Length from back of handle to tip of spout 26cm/10.2"

Diameter of body 14.2cm/5.6"

Height to top of thumbpiece 14cm/5.5"


Sugar Bowl

Length across handles 20.5cm/8.1"

Diameter of body 13cm/5.1"

Height to top of thumbpiece 11.2cm/4.4"


Cream Jug

Length from back of handle to tip of lip 11cm/4.3"

Diameter of body 7.7cm/3"

Height to top of thumbpiece 12.4cm/4.9"


Total Weight


65.1 troy ounces/2025g


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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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