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Each piece of this fine set has a panelled form with concave corners, all in the Queen Anne style.
The lower portion of each piece is ornamented with embossed fluted decoration.
To one side of the body of each piece is an impressive bright cut engraved coat of arms* surmounted by a crest depicting a dexter hand holding a dagger erect, all above the motto 'aut pax aut bellum' - either peace or war.
The upper rim of each piece is ornamented with an applied reed decorated border.
Both the coffee pot and teapot are fitted with flush hinged hallmarked domed covers; the flush hinges indicates the fine quality of this service.
The cover of the coffee pot is surmounted by the original sterling silver panelled urn style finial.
The teapot retains the original carved oval ivory, sterling silver topped finial.
The teapot and coffee pot retain the original fine and impressive carved C scroll ivory handles featuring a scrolling thumbpiece.
The cream jug and sugar bowl are fitted with angular sterling silver handles ornamented with applied moulded decoration.
The sugar bowl and cream jug have gilded interiors.
The coffee pot is supported by a plain and unembellished panelled shaped pedestal foot.
The coffee pot was crafted by Thomas Robinson in 1800, whereas the cream jug and sugar bowl were made in 1800 by John Robins and the teapot was constructed by Stephen Adams in 1802; these pieces were crafted over a short period of time and will have been engraved with the coat of arms once the set was compiled.
* The coat of arms pertains to an unnamed younger son of the family of Donaldson of Bannachra, Dumbarton.
Further detailed information pertaining to the armourail bearings available on request or on purchase of the service.
Length from back of handle to tip of spout 28.5cm/11.25"
Length from back of handle to tip of spout 26cm/10.25"
Length from back of handle to tip of spout 13.7cm/5.4"
Width across handles 17.6cm/6.9"
63 troy ounces/1960g
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There is crazing to the ivory handles, as expected, in keeping with age.
The bright cut engraved decoration to each piece is very crisp.
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this set of antique Georgian teaware.
Origin: London, England
35B St Georges Terrace
Tyne & Wear