Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Four-Piece Tea and Coffee Service, 1870 For Sale
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Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Four-Piece Tea and Coffee Service, 1870

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A fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver four-piece tea and coffee service; an addition to our silver teaware collection. This fine antique Victorian sterling silver four piece tea and coffee service/set consists of a coffee pot, teapot, sugar bowl and cream jug / creamer. The pieces of this tea and coffee service have an oval tapering, oil can shaped form. The surface of each piece is embellished with fine and impressive bright cut engraved bordering interlacing scroll designs accented with a floral motif to each intersection and flanked with simplified leaf ornamentations. The upper and lower rims of each item are encircled with an applied moulded border accented with finely ribbed decoration. The shoulders of the coffee pot, teapot and sugar bowl are ornamented with a bright cut engraved band of undulating decoration above a scalloped border accented with trefoil motifs to the incurves. The coffee pot and teapot are fitted with hinged hallmarked covers, which feature concave fluted decoration over the domed portions and are surmounted with the original oval. Each piece is fitted with a fine and impressive ribbed C shaped handle incorporating a chased leaf decorated thumbpiece and waisted batwing style sockets. The teapot and coffee pot are fitted with fine and impressive tapering spouts ornamented to the lower portion with further fluted decoration. The underside of the cream jug / creamer spout is embellished with chased decoration in addition to applied molded scrolling designs to either side of the lip. The cream jug and sugar bowl retain the original gilded interiors. Dimensions: Coffee Pot Length from back of handle to tip of spout 26.5cm/10.4" Width of rim 8.5cm/3.3" Height to top of handle 21.2cm/8.3" Teapot Length from back of handle to tip of spout 29.2cm/11.5" Width of rim 10.7cm/4.2" Height to top of handle 13.7cm/5.4" Sugar Bowl Length across handles 23.2cm/9.1" Width of rim 9.6cm/3.8" Height to top of handle 11.9cm/4.7" Cream Jug / Creamer Length from back of handle to tip of lip 14.6cm/5.7" Width of rim 5.6cm/2.2" Height to top of handle 13.5cm/5.3" Total Weight 71.4 troy ounces/2221g Condition: This antique tea and coffee service is an exceptional gauge of silver, fine quality and in exceptional presentation condition. The bright cut engraved decoration is all very crisp. Full hallmarks struck to the surface of each piece are all very clear; the maker’s marks are not struck as deeply but remain clear. The part hallmarks to the interior of each cover, and the handles of the teapot and coffee pot are all very clear; the maker’s mark to one handle is rubbed. Maker: Atkin Brothers Origin: Sheffield, England Date: 1870 Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these impressive examples of antique teaware.  

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  • Condition Details
    This antique tea and coffee service is in exceptional presentation condition. The bright cut engraved decoration is all very crisp. Full hallmarks struck to the surface all very clear; the makerrs marks are not struck as deeply but remain clear.
  • Dimensions
    H 8.3 in. x W 3.3 in. x D 10.4 in.H 21.09 cm x W 8.39 cm x D 26.42 cm
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, GB
  • Seller Reference Number
    W9809
  • Sold As
    Set of 4
  • Reference Number
    LU1200212914122
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