Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Set - Antique Victorian. This fine antique Victorian sterling silver three piece tea service consists of a teapot, cream jug and sugar bowl.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. The pieces of this antique Victorian tea set are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition in keeping with age. The chased decoration to each piece is very sharp and the bright cut engraved initials are very crisp. Full hallmarks struck to the underside of each piece and part hallmarks struck to the cover and finial of the teapot are all very clear.Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these pieces of Victorian silverware. Length from back of handle to tip of spout. Length from back of handle to tip of lip. Andrew Campbell founder and owner of AC Silver has been dealing in antique diamond & gemstone jewellery and antique sterling silver since 1977. In addition to his high quality Newcastle-based shop, Andrew has developed what is now an established and internationally recognised online store.
For more details see our About Us. FREE OF CHARGE to all customers - including national and international deliveries. The item "Victorian English Sterling Silver Three Piece Tea Set" is in sale since Wednesday, August 21, 2019.This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Teapots & Sets". The seller is "acsilver925" and is located in Newcastle upon Tyne. This item can be shipped worldwide.