Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Antique Victorian (1884)

GBP 2,450.00

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Object Description

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver three piece tea service; an addition to our silver teaware collection

This exceptional antique Victorian three piece silver tea set consists of a teapot, sugar bowl and cream jug.

The pieces of this 1880s silver tea set have an oval incurved form; the cream jug has a tapering form.

The surface of each piece is embellished with fine and impressive bright cut engraved foliate and floral head designs, bordering a vacant oval cartouche to either side.

The upper and lower rims of each item are encompassed with an applied bead decorated border.

The upper plateau of the teapot is ornamented with further bright cut engraved foliate decoration, reflecting the same style as that to the body.

The teapot is fitted with a flush hinged hallmarked cover; the flush hinge indicates the high quality of the service.

The domed portion of the cover features chased subtly concave fluted decoration and is surmounted with the original silver topped carved oval finial.

Each piece is fitted with a fine and impressive C shaped handle incorporating a plain scrolling thumbpiece.

The teapot is fitted with an impressive tapering oil can style spout, ornamented to the lower portion with further bright cut engraved stemmed foliage decoration.

The cream jug and sugar bowl retain the original gilded interiors.

Length from back of handle to tip of spout 27cm/10.6″
Width 10.6cm/4.2″
Height 14cm/5.5″

Sugar Bowl
Length across handles 20.5cm/8.1″
Width 9.7cm/3.8″
Height 9.4cm/3.7″

Cream Jug
Length from back of handle to tip of lip 13cm/5.1″
Width 6.5cm/2.6″
Height 11.6cm/4.6″

Total Weight
39.7 troy ounces/1236g

Object History

Maker: Henry Atkin
Date: 1884
Origin: Sheffield, England

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Object Condition

This antique 1880s silver tea set is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. The interior of each piece has been professionally cleaned and is ready for use. The bright cut engraved decoration is all very crisp and the chased and applied decoration is very sharp. Full hallmarks struck to the underside of each piece, in addition to the lion passant to interior of the teapot cover are all very clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver.

Object Details

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By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)191 240 2645
+44 (0)7836 286218

Dealer Location

35b St Georges Terrace
Tyne and Wear

Tel: +44 (0) 191 240 2645

Fax: +44 (0) 191 240 2647

VAT: GB 500 0310 42

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