Magnificent Georgian Silver Three-piece Tea Set - Benjamin Smith 1836. The photos below are of the actual product you will receive.
Colours of the product may slightly differ from the photos due to different computer screens. We are delighted to offer this magnificent solid silver tea set made by silversmith Benjamin Smith in London 1836. This set is fully hallmarked under Benjamin Smith III, the son of Benjamin Smith II who was one of England's "important silversmiths" working alongside other reputable silversmiths such as Paul Storr.
The exterior is heavily embellished with an array of ornate designs such as the embossed acanthus leaf motifs with accompanying hand chased scrolls. The fluted rims of all three pieces feature a sea spume (foam) design, intricately crafted by an applied border on the edge and fine stippling to replicate the bubbles of spume. The finial of the teapot presents an ornamental silver pheasant with detailed hand engravings of feathers and body features. The milk jug and sugar bowl feature equally impressive designs with the addition of a clean gilt interior. The interior of the teapot is clean considering its age with only slight tarnishing.All components of the set do not have any issues with no leaks or dents. The teapot handle is secure though the ivory insulators have some minor hairlines. An excellent condition and crafted set of English silverware ideal uncompromising collectors for indulgent usage. Unique Sea Spume and Acanthus combination. Magnificent embossed external and gilt interior design. 3 Piece set made by Benjamin Smith III. Teapot Size (mm) L:280mm W:165mm H:170mm. Teapot Size (inches) L:11.02 W:6.49 H:6.69. Teapot Weight: 760 Grams (26.8 oz). Sugar Bowl Size (Handle to Handle) L:230mm W:150mm H:100mm. Sugar Bowl Size (inches) L:9.05 W:5.90 H:3.93. Sugar Bowl Weight: 464 Grams (16.3 oz). Milk Jug Size L:145mm W:100mm H:130mm.
Milk Jug Size (inches) L:5.70 W:3.93 H:5.11. Milk Jug Weight: 264 Grams (9.31 oz). Please bear in mind the item is antique and shows some very slight signs of surface wear and a small crest mark engraving on one side of each piece. There are no leaks, dents or cracks - the set is in excellent condition. Please refer to the photographs to examine the condition in further detail.
Colours of the product may slightly differ from the photos due to different computer screen colourations. The item "Magnificent Georgian Solid Silver Three-piece Tea Set Benjamin Smith" is in sale since Tuesday, July 23, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Teapots & Sets". The seller is "artisan_antiques" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.