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Victorian Silver 4 Piece Tea Set
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Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea and Coffee Service - Antique Victorian (1867)


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

SKU C8600

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

The pieces of this tea and coffee service have an oval shaped tapering form.

The surface of each piece is embellished with fine and impressive bright cut engraved ribbon tied foliate festoons, suspended from floral motifs further anchoring pensile foliate drops.

The decoration to the body of each piece is further embellished with two oval cartouches surmounted with ribbon bow designs.

Each cartouche bears a bright cut engraved illustration of an individual portrayal of a putto*, interacting with a variety of items such as birds, insects or drinks and draped in loose flowing fabric.

The upper and lower rims of each item are encircled with bands of bright cut engraved naturalistic decoration.

The upper plateau of the teapot and coffee pot is encircled with a further bright cut engraved naturalistic band.

The coffee pot and teapot are fitted with flush hinged hallmarked covers, surmounted with the original cast silver gilt finials realistically modelled in the form of pineapples; the flush hinges indicate the high quality of each piece.

Each piece of this sterling silver tea service is fitted with a fine and impressive cast ribbed C shaped handle incorporating substantial leaf decorated sockets.

The teapot and coffee pot are fitted with fine and impressive tapering spouts ornamented to the fluted decoration.

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

The underside of each piece bears a 'lozenge mark' which certifies the patent of this piece on 10th February 1868 with the UK Patent Office.

Such magnificent tea services in this superior quality and in exceptional, almost unused condition are rare to locate; this set is the finest of its type you could hope to acquire.

* In art and culture, a putto (plural: putti) is a chubby male child, usually nude and occasionally bearing wings.

Maker: S Smith & Son

Date: 1867

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

The bright cut engraved decoration is all exceptionally crisp; this indicates the service has seen little to no use.

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

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of each piece are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these impressive Victorian silver 4 piece tea set.

Coffee Pot

Length from back of handle to tip of spout 21.7cm/8.54"

Width 12.9cm/5.08"

Height 22.3cm/8.78"


Length from back of handle to tip of spout 23.1cm/9.09"

Width 13.7cm/5.39"

Height 15.7cm/6.18"

Cream Jug

Length from back of handle to tip of lip 12.2cm/4.8"

Width 8.4cm/3.31"

Height 11.6cm/4.57"

Sugar Bowl

Length across handles 18.5cm/7.28"

Width 11.9cm/4.69"

Height 10.2cm/4.02"

71.3 troy ounces/2219.1g

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