Six-piece English silver tea and coffee service
English, c. 1850 – 1863
Tray: Height 6cm, width 58cm, depth 58cm
Kettle on stand: Height 43cm, width 29cm, depth 23cm
Weight: 7,150 grammes
This beautiful six-piece coffee and tea service is wrought from solid silver in a wonderfully ornate style. The service is a composite one, containing pieces produced by several different silversmiths, through the pieces follow a homogeneous design scheme, creating a matching set. The service is comprised of a raised tray, a kettle, a coffee pot, a tea pot, and two bowls—one for milk, one for sugar, the sugar bowl accompanied by tongs. The pieces are fully hallmarked, including marks for the makers R&S Garrard (on the tray), Samuel Roberts & Joseph Slater (on the kettle), among several others.