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Each piece of this Victorian tea set has a pear shaped form onto four bracket style feet.
The body of each piece is ornamented with shaped panels of exceptional chased floral and foliate decoration accented with scroll designs and scale patterns.
This decoration incorporates a scroll bordered cartouche to either side, one remains vacant and the other bears the contemporary bright cut engraved initials 'MEW'.
The shaped upper rim of the cream jug and sugar bowl are encompassed with applied scroll and leaf decorated borders.
The teapot is fitted with a domed hallmarked hinged cover encircled with further chased floral and foliate decoration, in addition to an applied border identical to that of the cream and sugar.
The cover retains the impressive original hallmarked floral and leaf decorated finial, securing to the interior with a screw fitment.
The teapot, cream jug and sugar bowl are all fitted with impressive opposing scrolling leaf handles embellished with large single leaf designs incorporated into shaped thumbpieces.
The teapot is fitted with an impressive swan necked spout ornamented with exceptional chased decorated scrolling lead ornamentation to the lip in addition to the shaped socket.
Each piece is supported by four bracket style feet accented with a large leaf design in junction with the body.
The cream jug and sugar bowl retain the original gilt interior.
Length from back of handle to tip of spout 25cm/9.8"
Diameter of body 16.8cm/6.6"
Length from back of handle to tip of lip 12.9cm/5.1"
Diameter of body 10.3cm/4.1"
Length across handles 20.2cm/8"
Diameter of body 13.8cm/5.4"
50.4 troy ounces/1569g
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The chased decoration to each piece is very sharp and the bright cut engraved initials are very crisp.
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these pieces of Victorian silverware.
Origin: London, England
|Width||17.60 cm||(6.93 inches)|
35B St Georges Terrace
Tyne & Wear