BREATHTAKING QUALITY HAND CHASED FLORAL DECORATION - ART NOUVEAU STYLE. Magnificent and very rare example of American Art silver. MADE WITH SAME TECHNIQUE OF CHASING AS A GORHAM'S MARTELE. COMPARABLE TO MARTELE PIECES IN QUALITY AND FEELING. Very fine antique sterling silver tea or coffee set.
Tea (or coffee) pot, creamer and covered sugar bowl. Reed & Barton Silver Company, Massachusetts, circa late 19th century.
Famous LES SIX FLEURS multi-motif pattern. Every piece is chased with different flowers. Superb quality hand chased repousse decoration - meticulous attention to smallest realistic details. Tea pot is about 9 5/8 in.
Creamer is about 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm) high at the handle. Sugar bowl is 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm) high including finial and 7 3/8 in. (18.8 cm) wide at the handles.
Total weight is about 63.4 troy oz. (1973 grams) - feels very heavy for the size. Very good original antique condition with normal charming indication of age.
Few very minor expected dents, some normal scratches. Minor play on the handle of teapot. NEVER WAS POLISHED ON THE WHEEL - DETAILS ARE CRISP.Beautiful original monogram on the side of each piece (not deep and can be removed). IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE THAT HIGH RAISED DECORATION IS HAND CHASED FROM THE SHEET OF SILVER METAL, BUT IT IS!
SUPERIOR, INVESTMENT QUALITY EXAMPLE OF ANTIQUE AMERICAN ART SILVER - PICTURES DON'T DO JUSTICE! YOU MAY HAVE SEEN ANOTHER, LES ORNATE, VARIANT OF HALLO-WARE PIECES IN THIS PATTERN THAT IS AVAILABLE ON THE MARKET FROM OTHER DEALERS. I THINK OUR SET IS OLDER VERSION OF THIS BEAUTIFUL PATTERN (MAY BE WAS MADE BEFORE IT WAS PATENTED). DEFINITELY MATCHES LES SIX FLEURS FLATWARE PIECES. FOR EXAMPLE, GORHAM'S HALLO-WARE ALSO HAS DIFFERENT VARIANTS OF CHANTILLY PATTERN.
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The pictures should be considered as part of the item description. We do not take responsibility for any personal or third party losses. The item "REED & BARTON STERLING LES SIX FLEURS TEA / COFFEE SET ART NOUVEAU Martele Style" is in sale since Tuesday, November 28, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Tea/Coffee Pots & Sets".
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