This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver gilt three piece bachelor tea set/service consists of a teapot, cream jug and sugar bowl, with matching sugar tongs.
Each piece of this silver tea set has a plain circular rounded form onto a spreading foot.
The surface of each component is embellished with impressive bright cut engraved stylised floral and foliate designs, incorporating circular vacant cartouches.
The upper portion of each piece is further ornamented with a band of engraved interlacing foliate ornamentation, incorporating simplified floral heads.
The upper rim of each piece is encompassed with an applied ribbed border
The bachelor teapot is fitted with a hinged hallmarked cover surmounted with a ball style finial, in addition to ornamentation reflecting that of the body.
This Victorian silver bullet style teapot is fitted with the original C shape handle, accented with a plain scrolling thumbpiece in addition to engraved decoration to the anterior of the handpiece.
The impressive antique teapot has a swan necked spout enveloped with further simplified engraved motifs.
The sparrow beak cream jug is fitted with a cast sterling silver C scroll handle with a scrolling lower terminal.
This tea set is accompanied by the original hallmarked sugar tongs, ornamented with decoration reflecting that of the tea service.
This exceptional service was crafted by the renowned London silversmith George William Adams of Chawner & Co.
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