Superb George III heavy gauge sterling silver tea set. Comprising teapot, sugar bowl and milk jug. Semi-reeded circular form with raised footed base and crimped top rim. Each piece with small light armorial crest of a lion.No monograms or inscriptions and no erasures. Crowned leopard's head: London. Teapot and jug, date letter U: 1815. Bowl, date letter a: 1816.
Teapot : Length (handle to spout) 24cm, height 13.5cm, max diameter 14.5cm. Capacity 1.25 litres, weight 531g. Good quality fruitwood handle with small crack near base but fully firm top and bottom. Some play to lid though fits perfectly, hinge good.
A few minor light dinks. Usual tannin staining to interior though not extensive.
No leaks, pours well, fully useable, no base wobble. Sugar bowl: Handle to handle 19.5cm, max diameter 14cm, weight 317g. No base wobble, one small dink, light tarnish to gilt interior. Milk jug : Handle to spout 13cm, weight 174g. No base wobble, one small dink.
Generally the set is in excellent condition. And the craftsmanship is of the highest order. The set has not been polished and retains the rich patina of high quality antique silver. A very fine fully usable English Georgian silver tea set. I also have other silver items listed.
All silver is very securely padded and packaged before dispatch. The item "SUPERB ANTIQUE GEORGE III STERLING SILVER TEA SET LONDON 1815/16 1022g" is in sale since Saturday, October 19, 2019.
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