ENGLISH STERLING SILVER TEA SET; 18TH CENTURY MANNER; WEIGHS 85 OUNCES; AS NEW CONDITION
We are pleased to offer this exceptional English 18th century style tea and coffee service.
In apparently never used condition.
From the well listed Charles Stuart Harris in 1911.
Classic inverted pear shape.
Centre with leaf and berry framed oval medallion, suspended from ruffling ribbon and bow. United by streaming leaf and berry garland. ,P> The cover topped with raised leaf framed bud finial, with streaming bead corners and globe cap. Atop satin chased leaf and bell flower streams.
Ribbon and bow acanthus cap paneled spout.
Original rolled leaf cap double scroll handles. Rising from spread leaf and oval drop terminal. Atop conforming ribbon and bow display.
Elegant leaf and streaming vine petal gadroon base. As found on the original c1780 design (See Waldron).
This exceptional English 18th century style teapot is 10 1/2 inches handle to spout and weighs 31 standard ounces.
Coffee pot 11 inches tall and 29 standard ounces.
The cream jug and sugar bowl together 25 1/2 standard ounces.
The entire English 18th century style service weighs 85 standard ounces.
Hallmarked as shown.
In excellent condition. Rich, lustreous sterling patina throughout. The interior of pots clean as if little used. Handles secure and with mellow surface. The leaf and berry and garland medallion and chased borders retain their rich, vibrant detail. Stands firm on table. Original gilt to cream jug and sugar.
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We received favorable notice in the March 12th, 2006 New York Times. Page 8, Business Section, in a well written article on silver collecting. Copy furnished upon request.
From our personal collection, an elegant mid 19th century coin silver basket, from John and Edward Moore, of Tiffany fame. Illustrated in the cover article of May/June 2008 Silver Magazine, page 27.
Enjoy....and good fortune in your offerding.