An Exquisite Tea & Coffee Service
Possibly Exhibited at the 1862 Great London Exposition
Made by Joseph Angell
Assayed in London in 1852/3, the solid silver 4-piece service in the manner of Edward Farrell decorated in high relief with scenes of merry-making and tavern interiors in the style of David Teniers. The handles and lids having free-standing jovial figures perched atop. Each piece bearing the maker’s mark of Joseph Angell as well as the retailer’s mark of “Thomas’s of Bond Street.” With later associated solid silver sugar tongs. The whole set housed within an oak box marked “Goldsmiths Alliance Limited.” Several pieces by John Angell dated to the mid-19th century are in the permanent collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum.
English, circa 1852/3.