French Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Circa 1880

GBP 2,250.00

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Object Description

A exceptional, fine and impressive antique French 950 standard silver three piece tea set; an addition to our silver teaware collection.

This exceptional antique French silver tea set consists of a teapot, cream jug and covered sugar bowl.

Each piece has a circular rounded form to a circular spreading foot.

The surface of each piece is embellished with cast and applied undulating branches incorporating strawberries with conformant foliage.

The sugar bowl and cream jug are fitted with exceptional C shaped cast silver handles, replicating the details of the aforementioned branches; the ornamentation to the body of each piece emanates from the sockets of the handles.

The exceptional teapot retains the original carved stained wood side-handle, featuring a textured socket.

The teapot is fitted with plain domed hinged hallmarked cover and sugar bowl retains the original push fit cover.

Each cover is embellished with further undulating branch and fruit ornamentation, replicating the designs to the body; the hinge to the teapot is comprised of a combination of the branch designs to the body and those to the cover.

The teapot features an exceptional cast silver swan necked, faceted spout embellished with further branch textures.

The surface of each piece retains the original gilding.

The hallmarks to each piece of French silverware include:

Maker’s mark: Lancon

Silver quality/purity mark: Minerva mark, 1 (.950, 950/1000)

The pieces of this antique silver tea set are fitted to the original leatherette presentation case with a satin and velvet lined interior, securing with two hinge catches.

The interior of the cover bears the retailer’s mark ‘Fouquet-Gueudet, Ch, Liévin Sucr, Joaillier-Orfèvre, 18 Rue de la Chaussée-d’Anti, Paris’.


Length from back of handle to body 14.8cm/5.8″
Width to tip of spout 11.4cm/4.5″
Height 9.2cm/3.6″

Cream Jug
Length from back of handle to tip of lip 6.7cm/2.6″
Width 5.4cm/2.1″
Height 6.8cm/2.7″

Sugar Bowl
Length across handles 11.2cm/4.4″
Width 7.3cm/2.9″
Height 8.5cm/3.3″

Total Weight
15.1 troy ounces/469g

Object History

Maker: Lancon
Date: Circa 1880
Origin: Paris, France

Object Literature


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Object Condition

The pieces of this antique French silver tea service are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The interior of the each piece has been professionally cleaned and is ready for use.

The applied and chased decoration is very sharp.

The French hallmarks struck to the underside of the teapot and sugar bowl, in addition to the surface of the cream jug and rim of the teapot cover are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these examples of antique silverware.

Object Details

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