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Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Cream & Sugar Presentation Set (1 of 18)
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Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Cream & Sugar Presentation Set

REF: C7492 / LA423369
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This is an exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver cream and sugar presentation set - boxed; an addition to our antique teaware collection This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver afternoon teaware set consists of a cream jug, a sugar basket and a sifter ladle. The cream jug has a helmet-shaped form and the sugar basket has an oval rounded form, each onto a spreading pedestal foot. The bodies of the sugar basket and cream jug are embellished with impressive bright cut engraved fern foliate decoration. The body of the sugar basket incorporates two cartouches, one remains vacant and the other is embellished with the contemporary bright cut engraved crest of a demi-lion holding a garb. The upper rim of each piece is encompassed with an applied bead decorated border. The silver jug is fitted with an impressive plain S scroll handle and the silver basket retains the original swing hinged handle ornamented with further bead decoration. The exceptional sifter ladle has been crafted in the Old English Bead pattern, incorporating further bright cut engraved foliate decoration to the stem. The handle terminal is further embellished with a further crest, identical to the cream jug and sugar basket. The scalloped bowl of the sifter ladle is ornamented with pierced holes. The interior of each piece, including the ladle's bowl, retains the original gilding. This Victorian silver cream and sugar set is fitted to the original hinged leatherette box, with satin and velvet lined interior and a hinged catch. The interior of the box bears the retailer's mark 'Stephen Smith, 35 King St, Covent Garden'. These exceptional examples of Victorian silverware were made by the London silversmiths Daniel & Charles Houle in 1870; these items will have been crafted in the same year but due to the hallmarking system the cream jug is struck with the date letter 'o' and the basket bears 'p'. The impressive sifter ladle was also crafted in 1870, by the renowned London silversmith George William Adams; as often the case with such sets, this original ladle was crafted by a specialist cutlery maker. Maker: Daniel & Charles Houle Date: 1870 Origin: London, England
Cream Jug:- Length from back of handle to lip 12.4cm/4.9" Width 7cm/2.8" Height 13.7cm/5.4" Sugar Basket:- Length 15.8cm/6.2" Width 11.4cm/4.5" Height to rim 19.7cm/7.8" Height to top of handle 13.1cm/5.2" Sifter Spoon:- Length 15.3cm/6" Total Weight:- 15.8 troy ounces/492g
AC Silver has clarified that the Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Cream & Sugar Presentation Set (LA423369) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1870
The components of this antique set are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. The box is in excellent presentation condition. The applied decoration is very sharp and the bright cut engraved decoration is all very sharp; this service has seen little to no use and is in an unused condition. Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the cream jug and sugar basket and to the reverse of the ladle are all very clear.
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