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Unusual Vintage English Sterling Silver Six-Piece Tea and Coffee Service

US$25,555.26per set


An exceptional, fine, impressive, large and unusual vintage Elizabeth II English sterling silver six piece design tea and coffee service made by Ian Calvert; an addition to our diverse teaware collection. This exceptional and unusual vintage Elizabeth II six-piece silver tea and coffee service consists of a coffee pot, teapot, cream jug, sugar bowl, tea strainer and salver. The pieces of this silver tea and coffee service have a large, plain rounded form. The body of each piece is plain and unembellished. The upper rims of the cream jug and sugar bowl are ornamented with an evaluated pierced decorated gilt border. The coffee pot and teapot are fitted with impressive hallmarked hinged covers, surmounted with conical style finials conjoined to the lower portion with an overlaid silver gilt, pierced textured waisted panel, reflecting the ornamentation to the cream jug and sugar bowl. The teapot, coffee pot and cream jug are fitted with plain c scroll handles. The tea strainer is fitted with a rounded handle featuring a plain shaped thumbpiece and ornamented with further evaluated rounded pierced gilt decoration. The cream jug, sugar bowl and strainer bowl retain the original gilt interior. This tea service retains the original hallmarked plain waisted sugar tongs, embellished with shaped pierced gilt decoration. The pieces of this fine tea and coffee service are presented on a fine and impressive matching salver. The surface of the salver is plain and unembellished. The plain rounded border is encircled with an evaluated pierced decorated gilt band to the rim, identical to that of the tea strainer. This exceptional vintage tea and coffee service was made by the London Silversmith Ian Calvert. This unusual set of silverware has artist selling rights. Calvert became a Freeman of the Company in 1959, working for Wakely and Wheeler before setting up the Silver Workshops Ltd. He taught at the Medway College and has been associated with Asprey and Garrard through Alex Styles and Tony Bedford. Condition All the pieces of this unusual tea set are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition. Full hallmarks struck to the underside of each piece and the interior surface of the sugar tongs and part hallmarks to the underside of the covers of the teapot and coffee pot are all very clear. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these impressive examples of design teaware. Dimensions Coffee pot Length from back of handle to tip of spout 20cm/7.9" Diameter of body 11.5cm/4.5" Height to top of finial 18.5cm/7.25" Teapot Length from back of handle to tip of spout 26.5cm/10.4" Diameter of body 15cm/5.9" Height to top of finial 17cm/6.7" Cream jug / creamer Length from back of handle to lip 16cm/6.25" Diameter of body 9cm/3.6" Height to rim 10.7cm/4.25" Sugar bowl Diameter of body 10.5cm/4.1" Height 8.5cm/3.3" Tea strainer Diameter of strainer 9cm/3.5" Height 4.7cm/1.8" Salver Diameter 48.5cm/19.1" Weight 72 troy ounce/2239g Total weight 147 troy ounces/4572g Maker: Ian Calvert Origin: London, England Date: 1973.


  • Creator
    Ian Calvert (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 6.7 in. (17.02 cm)Diameter: 5.9 in. (14.99 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 6
  • Style
    Other (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
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  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Please see main description.
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: A23271stDibs: LU1200217107492

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