Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Composite Four Piece Tea and Coffee Service
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Composite Four Piece Tea and Coffee Service
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Composite Four Piece Tea and Coffee Service
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Composite Four Piece Tea and Coffee Service
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Composite Four Piece Tea and Coffee Service
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Composite Four Piece Tea and Coffee Service
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Composite Four Piece Tea and Coffee Service
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Composite Four Piece Tea and Coffee Service
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Composite Four Piece Tea and Coffee Service
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Composite Four Piece Tea and Coffee Service
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Composite Four Piece Tea and Coffee Service
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Composite Four Piece Tea and Coffee Service
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Composite Four Piece Tea and Coffee Service
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Composite Four Piece Tea and Coffee Service
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Composite Four Piece Tea and Coffee Service
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Composite Four Piece Tea and Coffee Service

GOUGH & SILVESTER (WILLIAM GOUGH) (worked from 1840)

Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Composite Four Piece Tea and Coffee Service

1866 to 1870 Birmingham and London

Offered by AC Silver

£3,950 gbp
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This exceptional and unusual Victorian sterling silver tea and coffee set consists of a coffee pot, a teapot, a cream jug and a sugar bowl.

The pieces of this antique silver four piece tea and coffee service have a circular bulbous shaped form to a circular collet foot, all in the Aesthetic style.

The unusual sugar bowl is supported by a pedestal style foot.

Each piece is encircled with a bright cut engraved Greek key style fret band above large acanthus leaf designs.

The teapot, coffee pot and cream jug feature two contemporary bright cut engraved crests depicting a battlement tower and a stork with the dexter claw resting upon a circular medallion with a lion rampant.

The crests surmount the motto 'Esse Quam Videri' - To be, rather than to seem'.

The silver coffee pot and teapot are fitted with flat hallmarked hinged covers embellished with bright cut engraved husk decorated border.

Both covers are surmounted by an impressive sterling silver finial, realistically modelled in the form of a butterfly.

The coffee pot, teapot and cream jug are fitted with plain C shaped handles, each accented with impressive scroll decorated upper and terminals in junction with the body.

The antique teapot and coffee pot are fitted with plain swan necked spouts accented with bright cut engraved ornamentation to the lip.

The coffee pot, sugar bowl and cream jug were made by the Birmingham silversmith William Gough of Gough & Silvester in 1866, whereas the teapot was assayed in London, 1870 and crafted by Samuel Smily at Goldsmiths Alliance Ltd.

Dimensions

Teapot
Length from back of handle to tip of spout 23.5cm/9.2"
Diameter of body 15cm/5.8"
Height to top of handle 16.8cm/6.8"

Coffee pot
Length from back of handle to tip of spout 19.2cm/7.6"
Diameter of body 14cm/5.5"
Height to top of handle 24.2cm/9.6"

Cream Jug
Diameter of body 9cm/3.5"
Height to top of handle 14.2cm/5.6"

Sugar Bowl
Height to top of rim 9.1cm/3.6"
Diameter of rim 15.5cm/6.1"
Diameter of foot 9 cm/3.5"

Total Weight

65 troy ounces/ 2022g

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INSURANCE IN TRANSIT

Insurance cover is provided FREE OF CHARGE for items up to the value of £30,000.

All items are fully insured and sent at the risk of AC Silver.

The pieces of this antique tea and coffee service are a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition.

There are some minor surface blemishes to these items of silverware, as would be expected in keeping with age. This does not however, detract from the fine quality of this service.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these items.
Maker: Gough & Silvester (William Gough)

Origin: Birmingham / London, England

Date: 1866 / 1870
Can be viewed at AC Silver’s Newcastle store, online at www.acsilver.co.uk. Please quote SALES CODE SKU A3744 when enquiring about the piece.
Complimentary insurance valuation with images and text is provided with your purchase
Dimensions
Weight 65.00oz t (2021.50g)
Stock Code
A3744
Medium
A fine, impressive and unusual antique Victorian English sterling silver composite four piece tea and coffee service / set in the Aesthetic style; part of our silver teaware collection
Signed/Inscribed
The bright cut engraved decoration is very crisp. Full hallmarks are struck to the rim of the collet foot of each piece apart from the teapot, where the hallmarks are struck to the underside of the base. Part hallmarks are struck to the handle and finial of the coffee pot and teapot. All hallmarks are very clear.
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