Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea and Coffee Service (1882 London)
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Item Medium Description
A fine exceptional and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver four piece tea and coffee service/set; part of our silver teaware collection
Item Signed, Inscribed, Dated Details
Full hallmarks struck to the surface of each piece are all very clear. Part hallmarks, as expected, struck to the interior of each cover and to the handles of the teapot, coffee pot and sugar basket are also very clear.
63.00 Troy Ounces
Item Weight in Grams
Item Provenance & History
Maker: Frederick Elkington (Elkington & Co)
Origin: London, England
Complimentary insurance valuation with images and text is provided with your purchase
Item Exhibition History
Can be viewed at AC Silver’s Newcastle store, online at www.acsilver.co.uk. Please quote SALES CODE SKU W7986 when enquiring about the piece.
Current Item Condition
This impressive service is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in fine condition.
The bright cut engraved decoration to each piece is very crisp.
Full hallmarks struck to the surface of each piece are all very clear.
Part hallmarks, as expected, struck to the interior of each cover and to the handles of the teapot, coffee pot and sugar basket are also very clear.
Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of these examples of Victorian teaware.
Item Description / Dealer Expertise
The pieces of this exceptional and impressive Victorian sterling silver four piece tea and coffee service has a six panelled urn shaped form onto a hexagonal panelled spreading pedestal foot.
Each piece is embellished with two bands of bright cut engraved decoration surmounted by a thread decorated border following the contours of the incurved shaped edge.
The body of each component is further ornamented with bright cut engraved foliate garlands incorporating two oval cartouches; each cartouche is embellished with a shield shaped tri-floral crest surmounted with a visored tri-floral helmet.
The tea pot and coffee pot are fitted with flush hinged hallmarked covers which retain the original urn style silver finials.
Both covers are embellished with a bright cut engraved stellate design at the foot of the finial.
The sugar basket is fitted with the original hallmarked swing handle. The remaining pieces all have elegant thread decorated C scroll handles with impressive leaf decorated sockets.
The sugar basket and cream jug have silver gilt interiors.
This exceptional antique sterling silver four piece tea and coffee service is one of the best examples of its type.
The service was made by the renowned English silversmith Frederick Elkington of Elkington & Co.
This fine antique four piece tea and coffee service is displayed on a tray for illustrative purposes only - view the complete collection of trays and salvers available at AC Silver.
Height to top of finial 26.4cm/10.4"
Length from back of handle to tip of spout 22.5cm/8.8"
Width of body at widest part 10.1cm/4"
Weight 26 troy ounces/809g
Height to top of finial 23cm/9.1"
Length from back of handle to tip of spout 22.7cm/8.9"
Depth at widest part 11.4cm/4.5"
Weight 24 troy ounces/746g
Height to top of handle 19cm/7.5"
Weight 8 troy ounces/249g
Height to top of handle 15.7cm/6.2"
Length from back of handle to lip 11.5cm/4.5"
Width at widest part 6.1cm/2.3"
Weight 5 troy ounces/156g
63 troy ounces/1960g
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FREDERICK ELKINGTON (ELKINGTON & CO)
Country of origin
Newhall Street, Birmingham
gbp 4250.00 (Pound Sterling)
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