An exceptional, fine and impressive, composite antique Victorian English sterling silver four piece tea and coffee service/set; part of our silver teaware collection
This exceptional antique Victorian 4 piece sterling silver tea and coffee service consists of a coffee pot, teapot, sugar bowl and cream jug.
Each piece has a pear shaped form onto a circular spreading foot.
The pieces of this Victorian tea and coffee set are embellished with embossed panels in a swirl design, accented with bright cut engraved segmented quatrefoil leaf motifs on a textured background.
One side of each piece incorporates a circular cartouche displaying the engraved initial 'B'.
The upper rims are encompassed with plain applied moulded borders.
The teapot and coffee pot are fitted with domed hinged hallmarked covers reflecting the identical decoration as that to the body.
Each cover retains the original hallmarked cast sterling silver finial embellished with scrolling leaf ornamentation.
The components of this antique silver tea set are fitted with impressive hallmarked, cast sterling silver S shaped handles featuring leaf decorated thumbpieces, in addition to interlacing designs to the lower portion of the handpiece.
The cast upper sockets of each handle are ornamented with organic leaf designs in junction with the body.
The coffee pot and teapot are fitted with impressive swan necked spouts each embellished with further embossed and bright cut engraved decoration, accented with an applied scrolling design to the lip.
Each piece of this exceptional service features a circular foot accented with further embossed swirl decoration.
The cream jug and sugar bowl retain the original gilded interior.
This exceptional Victorian service, crafted by the renowned London silversmith Robert Hennell III, is an unusual and highly desirable design.
This antique 4 piece sterling silver tea and coffee service is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. The cast ornamentation is very sharp and the engraved ornamentation is all very crisp. Full hallmarks struck to the underside of each piece, in addition to part hallmarks to the teapot and coffee pot handles and covers, are all very clear.
Length from back of handle to tip of spout 22.7cm/8.9"
Length from back of handle to tip of spout 23.7cm/9.3"
Length across handles 19.2cm/7.6"
Length from back of handle to tip of lip 11cm/4.3"
74.5 troy ounces/2319g
Maker: Robert Hennell III
Origin: London, England
Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea and Coffee Service
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