This exceptional, antique Edwardian four piece sterling silver tea and coffee service consists of a coffee pot, teapot, cream jug and sugar basket.
Each piece of this fine Chester silver tea set has an oval rounded form, all in the Queen Anne style.
The body of each piece is ornamented with panels of fluted decoration, incorporating a contemporary bright cut engraved crest of a wolf chained and collared to one side.
The upper rim of each piece is ornamented with an applied moulded border.
Both the coffee pot and teapot are fitted with hinged hallmarked domed covers surmounted by the original exceptional carved painted wood and sterling silver topped pineapple finials.
The silver teapot and coffee pot retain the original carved painted wood handles, featuring a plain scrolling thumbpiece.
The cream jug is fitted with an elongated C shaped silver handle and the sugar basket a swing handle, each ornamented with reed decoration.
The silver coffee pot, cream jug and sugar basket are each supported by a plain and unembellished oval pedestal foot.
The coffee pot, teapot and sugar basket bear the retailer's mark 'Walker & Hall, Sheffield, England' to the underside.
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