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Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea and Coffee Service - Antique Victorian (1887)

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

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Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea and Coffee Service - Antique Victorian (1887)
Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea and Coffee Service - Antique Victorian (1887)

Description


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


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


The upper portion of each piece is embellished with fine and impressive bright cut engraved bordering interlacing scrolling leaf designs accented with a pensile floral and leaf motifs.


This decoration incorporates bright cut engraved suspended conical baskets accented with a floral spray and volant bird designs.


The upper portion of each item are encircled with a bright cut engraved protruding interlacing geometric border.


Each piece is further ornamented with a bright cut engraved opposing scroll bordered vacant cartouche to either side.


The upper and lower rim of each piece is encompassed with an applied bead decorated border.


The plateau to the teapot and coffee pot are encircled with a band of interlacing geometric decoration in addition to a large and impressive scrolling leaf design which continues across the cover's hinge.


The coffee pot and teapot are fitted with flush hinged hallmarked covers surmounted with the original sterling silver knopped finials, encircled with a ribbed border; the flush hinge indicates the fine quality of this service.


Each piece is fitted with a fine and impressive faceted, angular shaped handle a plain thumbpiece in addition to further bright cut engraved scrolling leaf decoration.


The teapot and coffee pot are fitted with fine and impressive tapering spouts.


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


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Date: 1887

Condition


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

The applied decoration is very sharp and the bright cut engraved decoration is all very crisp.

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

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of each piece, in addition to the part hallmarks to the interior of each cover and the handles of the teapot and coffee pot are all very clear in keeping with age and location.


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


Dimensions


Coffee Pot

Length from back of handle to tip of lip 24cm/9.4"

Width of top 7.5cm/3"

Width of base 10.2cm/4"

Height 22.5cm/8.9"


Teapot

Length from back of handle to tip of lip 27cm/10.6"

Width of top 10.5cm/4.1"

Height 14cm/5.5"


Sugar Bowl

Length across handles 20.2cm/8"

Width of top 9.2cm/3.6"

Height 8.7cm/3.4"


Cream Jug

Width of top 6cm/2.4"

Width of base 7.2cm/2.8"

Height 10.2cm/4"


Total Weight


66.2 troy ounces/2059g


 
 
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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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