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Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1883)

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver three piece tea service / tea set made by Frederick Elkington of Elkington & Co; part of our silver teaware collection

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Sterling Silver Bachelor Tea Set
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver Bachelor Tea Set
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver Bachelor Tea Set
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver Bachelor Tea Set
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver Bachelor Tea Set
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver Bachelor Tea Set
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver Bachelor Tea Set
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver Bachelor Tea Set
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver Bachelor Tea Set
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver Bachelor Tea Set
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver Bachelor Tea Set
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver Bachelor Tea Set
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver Bachelor Tea Set
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver Bachelor Tea Set
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver Bachelor Tea Set
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver Bachelor Tea Set
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver Bachelor Tea Set
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver Bachelor Tea Set
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1883)
Sterling Silver Bachelor Tea Set
Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1883)

Description


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


Each piece of this silver tea service has a circular rounded shaped form onto four feet.


The body of each piece is ornamented with exceptional chased decoration depicting figures drinking, conversing and dancing in an outdoor tavern setting; it can be determined that the ornamentation was influenced by Flemish/Dutch genre artwork, such as pieces crafted in the late 17th century by David Teniers II.


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


This silver teapot is fitted with a hallmarked hinged cover surmounted with the exceptional, original figural finial displaying a male character reclined on a barrel, with both arms elevated, in one hand a simplified mug and the other a pipe; the finial secures to the interior of the cover with a wing nut.


The cover is encircled with further chased decoration featuring a continuation of the outdoor inn scene from that of the body, in addition to a cast shaped scrolling leaf decorated border to the rim.


These exceptional examples of antique teaware retain the original cast sterling silver handle realistically modelled in the form of a vine, with an organic knot to the thumbpiece; the handle to the teapot is hallmarked.


This antique teapot is fitted with an exceptional cast silver spout embellished with large scrolling leaf ornamentation and figural mask, all amidst matte textures.


Each piece is supported by four impressive cast and applied figural style feet.


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


This exceptional sterling silver bachelor tea set, crafted by the renowned London silversmith Frederick Elkington of Elkington & Co, is the finest of its type you could hope to acquire.


View the full range of silver teaware available at AC Silver


Date: 1883

Condition


The pieces of this antique sterling silver bachelor tea set are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The chased and cast decoration to each piece is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of each piece and part hallmarks struck to the handle 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 18.4cm/7.2"

Width 11cm/4.3"

Height 15.7cm/6.2"


Cream Jug

Length from back of handle to tip of lip 10cm/3.9"

Width 6.2cm/2.4"

Height 8.9cm/3.5"


Sugar Bowl

Length across handles 11.7cm/4.6"

Width 7.8cm/3.1"

Height 9.7cm/3.8"


Total Weight


28.6 troy ounces/889g


 
 
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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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