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The body of each piece is embellished with chased flower and scroll decoration incorporation a shaped vacant cartouche to one side.
The body of the teapot is further embellished to one side with an embossed motif depicting three figures afloat in a small craft.
The impressive teapot spout, foot and hinged domed cover are ornamented with chased flower and scrolling leaf decoration.
The cover is surmounted with a silver flower and leaf finial.
The teapot is fitted with a plain carved ivory handle.
The cream jug and sugar bowl have applied fruiting vine decorated rims and chased floral decorated S scroll handles.
Although the cream jug and sugar bowl are not identical to the teapot, the items were purchased from a family who had them for many years, and as the pieces are so similar, it is appropriate to offer them as a composite tea service.
The teapot was made by Joseph Craddock and William Ker Reid, London, 1820.
The cream jug and sugar bowl were made by Joseph Briggs, London, 1824.
This fine three piece tea service is shown displayed on a salver for illustrative purposes only - view the complete collection of trays and salvers available at AC Silver
Height to top of handle 15.5cm/6.1"
Length from back of handle to tip of spout 27cm/10.6"
Weight 29 troy ounces
Height to top of handle 11cm/4.3"
Width across handles 19.5cm/7.7"
Weight 12 troy ounces/
Height to top of handle 9.8cm/3.8"
Length from back of handle to lip 16cm/6.65"
Weight 8 troy ounces/
49 troy ounces/1524g
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There is minor crazing to the teapot handle, and an insignificant chip to the base, in keeping with age.
There is a strengthening pin to the underside of the handle which is tight and secure.
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Origin: London, England
Date: 1820 & 1824
35B St Georges Terrace
Tyne & Wear