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19th Century Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea Service

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An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Georgian English sterling silver four-piece tea and coffee set/service; part of our silver teaware collection. This exceptional antique George III English sterling silver four piece tea and coffee set consists of a coffee pot, teapot, cream jug and sugar bowl. Each piece of this silver tea service has a rectangular rounded form onto four ball style feet; the coffee pot is supported by a plain rounded rectangular pedestal. The body of each piece is embellished with undulating bands of embossed decoration, in addition to an impressive applied interlacing border below a band of gilded tiered leaf ornamentation to the upper portion. This Georgian teapot and coffee pot are all fitted with plain domed flush hinged hallmarked covers surmounted with cast sterling silver fluted finials; the flush hinges indicate the high quality of this service. The teapot and coffee pot have embossed ribbed, hallmarked sterling silver C shaped handles incorporating a plain scrolling thumbpiece to the upper portion. The cream jug and sugar bowl are fitted with embossed sterling silver reed handles, accented with bifurcating leaf decoration to the upper terminal. The interior of the sugar bowl and cream jug retains the original gilding. The coffee pot and teapot are fitted with impressive plain swan necked spouts. Dimensions Coffee pot Length from back of handle to tip of spout 26.6cm/10.5" Width 13.4cm/5.3" Height 21.1cm/8.3" Teapot Length from back of handle to tip of spout 26.5cm/10.4" Width 13.4cm/5.3" Height 15.6cm/6.1" Cream jug Length from back of handle to tip of lip 9.1cm/3.6" Width 16.2cm/6.4" Height 10.3cm/4.1" Sugar bowl Length across handles 19.6cm/7.7" Width 11.8cm/4.6" Height 11.2cm/4.4" Total weight 66.7 troy ounces/2076g Maker: Solomon Hougham Date: 1816 Origin: London, England Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request.    

Details

  • Creator
    Solomon Hougham (Maker)
  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    1816
  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    This service is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. The decoration is all very sharp; this service has seen little or no use. The interior of each piece has been cleaned. Full hallmarks have wear.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 8.3 in. x W 5.3 in. x D 7.3 in.H 21.09 cm x W 13.47 cm x D 18.55 cm
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, GB
  • Seller Reference Number
    A9317
  • Sold As
    Set of 4
  • Reference Number
    LU1200210535163
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