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Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Composite Four Piece Tea and Coffee Service
c. 1866 Birmingham and London
Offered by AC Silver
The teapot, coffee pot, cream jug and sugar bowl are embellished with a band of bright cut engraved Greek key decoration.
The lower portion for each piece is ornamented with impressive engraved acanthus leaf decoration.
The teapot, coffee pot and cream jug feature two bright cut engraved crests depicting a battlement tower alongside a beaked stork with the dexter claw resting upon a circular medallion with a lion rampant.
The crest sits above the motto 'Esse Quam Videri' which is translated as 'To be, rather than to seem to be'.
The 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 in the form of a butterfly.
The coffee pot, teapot and cream jug are fitted with a plain handle with an impressive scroll decorated upper terminal.
The unusual sugar bowl is supported by a pedestal style foot.
The teapot was made by Samuel Smily at Goldsmiths Alliance Ltd, London in 1870.
The coffee pot, sugar bowl and cream jug were made by William Gough at Gough & Silvester, Birmingham in 1866.
Height to top of handle 16.8cm/6.8"
Diameter of body 15cm/5.8"
Width from back of handle to tip of spout 23.5cm/9.2"
Weight 23 troy ounces/ 715g
Height to top of handle 24.2cm/9.6"
Diameter of body 14cm/5.5"
Width from back of handle to tip of spout 19.2cm/7.6"
Weight 26 troy ounces/ 809g
Height to top of handle 14.2cm/5.6"
Diameter of body 9cm/3.5"
Weight 6 troy ounces/ 187g
Height to top of rim 9.1cm/3.6"
Diameter of top 15.5cm/6.1"
Diameter of base 9 cm/3.5"
Weight 10 troy ounces/ 311g
65 troy ounces/ 2022g
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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.
Origin: Birmingham / London, England
Date: 1866 / 1870
35B St Georges Terrace
Tyne & Wear