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Tea Service 3 Piece Edwardian Birmingham 1908 / 1909
Ref: 494/850 / LA84491
Presenting you with a very elegant Tea Service in the Regency Style, but English Edwardian and made with great attention to quality, typical of the period.
The baluster bodies of the 3 pieces are rectangular in shape, with a half fluting design of unusual shape; alternate convex & concave fluting. The applied gadroon borders are generous in size and weight and maintain the convex/concave with the same fluting as already mentioned.
The rectangular tea pot lid has a rectangular domed lid, again with the same style fluting. The solid bases of the 3 pieces are slightly stepped.
The angular handles to the sugar basin and cream jug are a particular design feature. The design seems to herald the coming of Art Deco which reached it zenith in the 1920s. The tea pot handle and lid knob represent ebony.
The insides to the jug and basin are gilded. Each of the pieces has an engraved crest of a 'mailed arm and hand holding a dagger'. This is understood to be the crest of and Irish Family from whose home the set has come.
The tea pot was manufactured in Birmingham by William Aitken of Vyse street, and is dated for 1909. By contrast, the jug and basin are marked WGK for William Knight of Spencer Street, another Birmingham Silversmith, with the date of 1908.
The fact that the pieces do not have the same manufacturer's stamp is not that unusual where silversmiths worked closely together and following the same patterns and moulds. What is important here is that the 3 pieces match exactly.
The silver gauge is very heavy, the sugar basin alone weighing 10ozt.
Weight : 1145.3 g - 2.52 lb
Dimensions: Teapot 28.5cm L. 12.5cm W. 15cm H.
Sugar basin 18.5cm L. 10.5cm W. 10cm H.
Creamer 13cm L. 8.0cm W. 9cm H
Weights Tea Pot (incl handle) 20.76ozt 645.7g
Sugar Basin 10.08ozt 313.5g
Creamer 5.98ozt 186.1g
Mynster Antiques has clarified that the tea service 3 piece Edwardian Birmingham (494/850 / LA84491) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1908 /1909.
First class. There are no dents, scratches or repairs. All the hallmarks are very clear. The engraved crests are not rubbed, as is often the case, but not too deeply engraved either. This tea service is outstanding.
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