Antique Silver Teaset

GBP 1,250.00

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Object Description

A good quality antique sterling silver tea set of octagonal panelled form on a decorative cast foot. All over foliate scroll engraving with embossed flowers and bouquets. Original gilding to the sugar bowl and milk jug. The teapot has a very attractive cast silver finial in the form of a flower. Uninscribed.
Total weight of set 1494 grams, 48 troy ounces.
Teapot contains 1350 ml, height 20.5 cm (to top of finial), spread 25 cm.
All pieces same date and maker. London 1846.
Maker John Welby.

John Wellby, London silversmith, no details of apprenticeship or freedom. In partnership with Joseph Clements as gold and silver refiners and dealers from 1827 until 1828. 1st mark entered alone in 1834. Mark entered in 1863 in partnership with Daniel Wellby. The business continued to expand and in 1896/1897 became the limited liability company D & J Wellby Ltd (directors Daniel Wellby, John Henry Wellby (d. 1917), Edward Henry Wellby and Howard Wellby (b.1867 – d.1934)). The company went out of business in 1973.

Object Condition

The tea set is in very good condition. The engraving is crisp. Each piece is stamped underneath with a full set of matching English silver hallmarks, teapot. The gilding has no wear. The handle is secure. The teapot has been water tested and does not leak.
Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

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