Silver and silver plate tea and coffee set by Cardeilhac
French, Early 20th Century
Tray: Height 7cm, width 73cm, depth 45cm
Pot on stand: Height 49cm, width 27cm, depth 17cm
Silver weight: 2,850 grams
This exquisite seven-piece tea, coffee, and chocolate set was crafted by the prestigious Maison Cardeilhac, a French firm founded in 1804, known for its extraordinary tableware and cutlery craft.
The ensemble boasts a dazzling array of silver treasures, including a coffee pot, teapot, chocolate pot, sugar bowl, milk jug, a grand silver-plated kettle with a burner, and a silver-plated tray adorned with graceful handles. Ebonised wood handles grace five of the pieces, a thoughtful design choice that ensures safety and comfort.
Typical of the Rococo style, the pieces are bulbous shaped and employ geometric design for the spouts. The handles themselves are expertly carved into organic shapes, harmonising flawlessly with the silver and silver-plated elements. The pieces are further elevated by an exquisitely engraved coat of arms, infusing the set with a touch of personal charm. Each piece bears hallmarks and the maker’s mark, testifying to their exceptional quality and craftsmanship.
This set is sure to bring beauty and elegance to any social occasion.