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Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1861)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver three piece tea service / tea set; part of our silver teaware collection

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Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1861)
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1861)
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1861)
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1861)
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1861)
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1861)
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1861)
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1861)
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1861)
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1861)
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1861)
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1861)
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1861)
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1861)
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1861)
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1861)
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1861)
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1861)
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1861)
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1861)
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1861)
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1861)
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1861)
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1861)
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1861)
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1861)

Description


This fine antique Victorian sterling silver three piece tea service consists of a teapot, cream jug and sugar bowl.


Each piece of this Victorian tea set has a pear shaped form onto four bracket style feet.


The body of each piece is ornamented with shaped panels of exceptional chased floral and foliate decoration accented with scroll designs and scale patterns.


This decoration incorporates a scroll bordered cartouche to either side, one remains vacant and the other bears the contemporary bright cut engraved initials 'MEW'.


The shaped upper rim of the cream jug and sugar bowl are encompassed with applied scroll and leaf decorated borders.


The teapot is fitted with a domed hallmarked hinged cover encircled with further chased floral and foliate decoration, in addition to an applied border identical to that of the cream and sugar.


The cover retains the impressive original hallmarked floral and leaf decorated finial, securing to the interior with a screw fitment.


The teapot, cream jug and sugar bowl are all fitted with impressive opposing scrolling leaf handles embellished with large single leaf designs incorporated into shaped thumbpieces.


The teapot is fitted with an impressive swan necked spout ornamented with exceptional chased decorated scrolling lead ornamentation to the lip in addition to the shaped socket.


Each piece is supported by four bracket style feet accented with a large leaf design in junction with the body.


The cream jug and sugar bowl retain the original gilt interior.


Date: 1861

Condition


The pieces of this antique Victorian tea set are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition in keeping with age.

The chased decoration to each piece is very sharp and the bright cut engraved initials are very crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of each piece and part hallmarks struck to the cover and finial of the teapot are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Teapot

Length from back of handle to tip of spout 25cm/9.8"

Diameter of body 16.8cm/6.6"

Height 17.6cm/6.9"


Cream Jug

Length from back of handle to tip of lip 12.9cm/5.1"

Diameter of body 10.3cm/4.1"

Height 14.7cm/5.8"


Sugar Bowl

Length across handles 20.2cm/8"

Diameter of body 13.8cm/5.4"

Height 13cm/5.1"


 
 
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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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