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Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Boxed - Antique Victorian (1888)

A fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver three piece tea service - boxed; an addition to our silver teaware collection

SKU: A3750

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Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Boxed - Antique Victorian (1888)


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

Each piece has a plain rectangular form with incurved corners onto a shaped collet foot.

The lower portion of the body of the teapot, cream jug and sugar bowl is embellished with fine embossed fluted decoration.

Each piece is further ornamented with the contemporary bright cut engraved initials 'JGK' to one side.

The teapot is fitted with a hallmarked hinged cover, which features further fluted decoration to the domed portion.

The cover retains the original rectangular incurved cornered carved painted wood and sterling silver finial.

The teapot is fitted with the original plain angular carved painted wood handle with a plain scrolling thumbpiece.

Both the cream jug and the sugar bowl have sterling silver angular handles.

The cream jug and sugar bowl retain their original gilt interiors.

This antique silver tea service is contained within the original hinged oak box with a velvet lined interior and brass carrying handles.

The box retains the original key for the working locking mechanism.

Read a brief history about antique silver tea sets

Date: 1888


The pieces of this fine antique Victorian tea set are a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition.

The exterior of the box is in excellent condition.

The interior is in good condition, with signs of wear in keeping with age.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of teapot and cream jug and part hallmarks to the cover are all clear.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the cream jug are slightly rubbed; apart from the maker's mark, they remain legible.

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



Length from back of handle to tip of spout 26.2cm/10"

Width of body 10.5cm/4.2"

Height 14.9cm/5.9"

Sugar Bowl

Length across handles 16.6cm/6.5"

Width 8.2cm/3.2"

Height 9.2cm/3.8"

Cream Jug

Length from back of handle to tip of lip 11.4cm/4.4"

Width 5.5cm/2.2"

Height 8.8cm/3.5"

Total Weight

28 troy ounces/867g

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