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Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Boxed - Antique Victorian 1894
REF: C5789 / LA362973
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A fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver three piece tea service/set; part of our silver teaware collection. This impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver three piece sterling silver tea service consists of a teapot, sugar bowl and cream jug. The pieces of this Victorian tea set have been modelled in the Queen Anne style. The lower portion of each piece is ornamented with alternating batwing and fluted decoration in a swirl design. The upper rim of each piece is encompassed with an applied moulded decorated border. The teapot is fitted with a hinged hallmarked cover, ornamented with further fluted decoration in a swirl design to the domed portion. The teapot cover is surmounted by the original carved wood and silver topped fluted oval finial. The teapot retains the original angular carved wood handles with scrolling thumbpiece. The teapot is fitted with a swan necked spout embellished with fluted ornamentation to the lower portion. The cream jug and sugar bowl have angular thread decorated silver handles. The service is provided with six impressive teaspoons and a pair of sugar tongs. The flatware components are each ornamented with a twisted stem and impressive shell decoration to the handle terminal, in addition to an exceptional shell design to the interior surface of the bowl. The pieces of this antique silver tea set are fitted to the original leatherette presentation case, with a satin and velvet lined interior. Such services with the original presentation box and flatware accompaniments are becoming increasingly difficult to locate. Dimensions Teapot Length from back of handle to tip of spout 21.5cm/8.5" Width 8.2cm/3.2" Height 13.1cm/5.2" Sugar Bowl Length across handles 14cm/5.5" Width 6.5cm/2.6" Height 6.2cm/2.4" Cream Jug Length from back of handle to lip 11cm/4.3" Width 4.8cm/1.9" Height 6.2cm/2.4" Teaspoons Length 11.5cm/4.5" Width of bowl 2.5cm/1" Sugar Tongs Length 10.5cm/4.1" Total Weight 22.7 troy ounces/707g Maker: Walker & Hall Date: 1894 Origin: Sheffield, England
AC Silver has clarified that the Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Boxed - Antique Victorian 1894 (LA362973) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1894
The pieces of this impressive boxed Victorian tea set are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. This service has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition. The interior of each piece has been professionally cleaned and is ready for use. The box does not secure closed; however, it can be considered to be in presentation condition. The decoration to each piece is very sharp. Full hallmarks stuck to the surface of each piece, reverse of each spoon and tongs, in addition to the part hallmarks to the interior of the cover are all clear; the hallmarks are struck deeply due to the exceptional gauge of silver. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these examples of antique silverware.
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This Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Service - Boxed - Antique Victorian 1894 is located in Newcastle, UK