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TEA AND COFFEE PARAPHERNALIA
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Rare antique solid silver boxed 5 piece Sheffield 1906 hallmarked complete tea and coffee service in the original fitted case, made by very collectable maker Harry Atkin.
Fine quality Sheffield 1906 hallmarked English very unusual oval shaped antique tea and coffee silver service by Harry Atkin, famous and very collectable maker, contained in the original fitted storage and travel case. It includes both a silver coffee pot and a silver teapot with ebony handles and ebony and silver finials, a silver sugar bowl and milk jug with gilt lined interiors, and silver sugar tongs. The sugar tongs that are included are of the proper style and size, but are Georgian, hallmarked London 1797. The case is wood with leather covering, and a cobalt blue velvet and satin interior, with a hidden push button catch. The vase shaped half fluted style of this service is very classic and will go with any period. They have reeded edges, and the coffee pot stands on a stepped footed base. The fluted lids of the two pots have ebony vase shaped finials, that echo the shaped ebony handles.
Size-coffee pot is 11 inches high by 9.75 inches wide (end of spout to end of handle). Milk jug is 4 7/8 inches wide by 4 inches high. Sugar bowl is 6.75 inches wide by 4 inches high. Teapot is 10.25 inches wide by 6.75 inches high. Tongs are 5.5 inches long. Case overall size is 21.75 inches wide by 14.5 inches deep by 5.5 inches high.
Weight-silver only-a very generous 1560 grams or over 50 troy ounces.
Weight with case for shipping-11 lbs. 3 oz.
It is a rare service with all pieces hallmarked exactly the same (excepting the tongs, London 1797) and fitted into the original fitted protective case. The case
was meant for storage and travel, and has protected it very well over more than 100 years. This service is beautifully made, an excellent gauge and weight of silver, and in hardly used condition.
A lovely and complete service for coffee and tea, complete with its own storage container. It would make a treasured gift or a present for yourself.

If you plan to view or collect this item, please either email me at margi@serpentineinternational.com or ring me on 07810 752 292 prior to travelling, to verify its location and availability. All inventory may not be on display at this retail location.
Ref: 6194
Price: £2,495





London 1813 wonderful Georgian period solid silver full sized tea service with grape vine decoration.
London 1813 English hallmarked solid silver George III period oval form tea service. It is now over 200 years old. The maker's mark
is mainly obscured, but from what is visible, and from a similar set sold previously, it was likely made by Solomon Hougham, a very good London maker. The rest of the hallmarks are clear, and all three pieces have identical marks. The teapot lid and silver handle have appropriate partial silver marks. The number 130 also is marked under the teapot.
The style of this service is half fluted, with the addition of a gadrooned chase and applied edge trim with leaf and shell applied accents. On
the band above the body fluting is a lovely and delicate bright cut engraving of grapes, leaves and grape vine. The top of the teapot and the handle are also delicately bright cut engraved with interlinked bands.
All pieces stand on ball feet. The teapot has a beautiful large solid silver finial and as the handle is also solid silver, it is insulated with ivory spacer bands. The sugar bowl and milk jug retain their original gilt interiors.
Size- teapot is 11.5 inches wide
(end of spout to end of handle), by 6 inches high. Jug is 5.5 inches wide by 4.25 inches high. Sugar bowl is 8.5 inches wide by 4.75 inches high.
Weight-very good at 1375 grams or more than 44 troy ounces.
It is a lovely and unusual period service with very good weight and stylish design, in very good condition.
A lovely as well as functional service to own and use, and to keep for investment. With silver prices soaring over the last five years, it makes good sense to acquire precious metals.
If you wish to view or collect this item, please email margi@serpentineinternational.com prior to travelling, to verify its location and availability. Not all inventory is available at the UK location.

Ref: 4414
Price: £1,875





Antique sterling silver coffee service, fine quality by famous makers SHREVE AND CO.
Circa 1900 excellent quality American sterling silver coffee service, with heavy weight, by the famous Shreve and Co. of San Francisco, California.
Shreve and Co., a firm with a history as old as the city of San Francisco itself, has made silver for Kings, presidents, and many other important people and organisations. They were selected to make the state of California's gift for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, and have exhibited silver pieces in Goldsmiths Hall in London.
This service is a lovely 3 piece coffee service standing on pedestals comprising a coffee pot with cover, covered sugar bowl, and an open bowl. All pieces are marked Shreve and Co., San Francisco, and sterling 10604. There is an attractive monogram to one side of each piece, while the other side is vacant.
This sterling quality is .925 fine, identical to the silver content of English sterling silver.
Size-The coffee pot is 10.5 inches high by 9 inches at widest point, has a 2 1/2 pint capacity mark and is fashioned in a baluster shape with a silver handle with ivory spacers, and the lid is surmounted with a cast pomegranate finial.
The covered bowl also has two silver handles and is 7.5 inches high by 6 inches wide (handle to handle). The lid is surmounted with a cast pomegranate finial, while the interior has an additional interior gilt lining.
The open bowl is 4.5 inches high by 4 inches wide.
Weight-1185 grams, or over 38 troy ounces!
Considering the value of just the scrap weight of this service, this is a wonderful value, as silver prices continue to soar.
This is a lovely extremely well crafted very substantial service by famous makers in very good condition. An excellent chance to own a very stylish service at a great price. A wonderful value!
If you wish to view or collect this item, please email margi@serpentineinternational.com prior to travelling, to verify its location and availability. Not all inventory is available at the UK location.

Ref: 4757
Price: £1,195





Superb solid silver iconic Art Deco coffee pot made by Birmingham Silversmiths Company.
Stunning Birmingham 1946 English hallmarked solid silver Art Deco coffee pot beautifully crafted in very heavy gauged silver. With octagonally shaped body, having two engraved bands, the upper band with geometric central design, this is an unusual and beautiful piece. The spout has a hexagonal shape.
Beautifully carved wood handle and finial with silver plaque, add the perfect detail.
Made by Birmingham Silversmiths Company.
Weight-630 grams, or over 20 troy ounces.
Size-7.5 inches wide (spout to handle widest points) by 6 5/8 inches high by 2.5 inches deep.
This is a wonderful quality piece that is both extremely stylish as well as functional. It is a must to have to use or to add to a collection.
Considering the value of just the scrap weight of this piece, this is a wonderful value, as silver prices continue to soar.
In very good condition and very heavy,this is a very prudent investment as well as a great example of Art Deco design.
If you wish to view or collect this item, please email margi@serpentineinternational.com prior to travelling, to verify its location and availability. Not all inventory is available at the UK location.
Ref: 5857
Price: £745





William IV period, circa 1830 wonderful large rosewood tea caddy box or chest with beautiful mother of pearl bird and foliate inlay.
Stunning example of a William IV period tea caddy box or chest of imposing size, made in rosewood with exquisite mother of pearl inlay.
The sarcophagus shape with deeply canted top edge is accented inside and out with gadrooned edges, and the top, front and interior lid have gorgeous lustrous mother of pearl inlay in a foliate scroll, tree and bird design. The escutcheon is also mother of pearl. The mother of pearl inlays shine in the beautiful natural white, pink and blue hues it is prised for.
The grain, colour, and patina of the wood is lovely, and the original circular carved and turned handles are still present on the sides. The whole stands on beautifully carved feet.
The interior contains two removable rosewood canisters with much of their original zinc lining, and a very attractive cut and etched glass mixing bowl that is of the right age and size, but is not original to the box. It has a small chip on the underside of the lip. The original velvet liner is underneath.
Tea caddy boxes were used to store and mix black and green tea. Tea was an expensive commodity during this period, and was kept in a locked box to keep it away from the house staff.
Size-14 inches long by 7 inches wide by 8.5 inches high.
Weight for shipping-3.25 kilos.
A really elegant and classic William IV piece to be used as a decorative accent, or for the collector of tea caddies or unique boxes. The original lock is present, but no key.
In very good antique condition, a box of this size and such exotic materials would have been an expensive and fine quality tea caddy when made, and would have been purchased for a large home.
A lovely well loved antique example. This item will ship from the USA to your location.
Many solid silver tea caddy spoons are available if desired. Please see listings or enquire.
Ref: 5960
Price: £595




London 1772 solid silver George III cream jug
London 1772 solid George III English hallmarked silver helmet shaped cream jug to use when serving tea or coffee, standing on spreading pedestal foot. Although the rest of hallmark is quite clear, the makers mark is partially rubbed, so maker is unknown.
This was made 4 years before the US Declaration of Independence!
With hand beaten punch bead decorated edges, and foliate decorated repousse body complemented by a graceful shaped handle with leaf embellished thumb piece, and standing on a pedestal foot with matching punch bead edge.
Sign of very old repair below rim on flat area, which was very well done.
Size-4 inches wide with handle by 4 3/8 inches high. 2.5 inch diameter of body.
Weight-75 grams.
Very good gauge of silver, weight and condition, for the great age of 244 years old!
Ref: 4936
Price: £495





London 1875 solid silver sugar bowl and cream jug by ROBERT HENNEL.
London 1875 English hallmarked solid silver large pair-a two handled sugar bowl, and cream jug by Robert Hennel, famous maker.
This lovely pair to use when serving tea or coffee, have lovely crisp all over bright cut engraving, including on the handles, very interesting shapes, and are heavy with a thick gauge of silver.
There are cartouches on each side, one side being vacant, and one bearing Laura 1876.
Size-Sugar bowl is 7.5 inches wide by 3 inches high.
Size-Cream jug is 6 inches wide by 3 inches high.
Weight-430 grams total.
Considering the value of just the scrap weight of this pair, this is a wonderful value, as silver prices continue to soar.
An unusually beautiful pair in very good condition, made by a very well known maker.
If you wish to view or collect this item, please email margi@serpentineinternational.com prior to travelling, to verify its location and availability. Not all inventory is available at the UK location.
Ref: 4960
Price: £495





19th century sarcophagus shaped mahogany tea caddy.
Stylish 19th century sarcophagus shaped mahogany single tea caddy with boxwood line inlay outlining the dramatic shape of the caddy on the top and all sides, and a very unusual laburnum inset to the top, highlighted by a boxwood diamond. The laburnum wood is used to dramatic effect, making this a unique caddy.
The colour and patina and contrasting woods are lovely, and the whole stands on bracket feet.
The hinged lid opens to reveal the original metal liner to the interior.
Tea caddy boxes were used to store and mix black and green tea. Tea was an expensive commodity during this period, and would need to have been kept in a locked box to keep it away from the house staff.
Size-7.75 inches long by 5.25 inches wide by 5.5 inches high.
Weight-705 grams.
A lovely caddy to display on desk or table, which would make a great desk tidy, or add to a caddy collection beautifully.
In very good condition.
Ref: 5985
Price: £295





Exeter 1852 solid silver set of 5 teaspoons, assayed by very collectable English provincial assay office.
Exeter 1852 hallmarked solid silver early Victorian period set of 5 teaspoons made by John Osment, flatware maker, in the fiddle pattern.
The Exeter assay office closed in 1883. Therefore such provincial silver pieces with Exeter hallmarks are more scarce and very collectable.
This set of 5 teaspoons have the lovely scrolled initials EW of the original owner to the stem and on the reverse under the hallmarks, the date of receiving them as a gift, 1853. They were likely an expensive wedding gift at the time.
Size-approximately 5.75 inches long by 1.25 inches wide.
Weight-93 grams.
One spoon has signs of a very old repair to the heel, and there are a few marks of use to the bowls.
A nice set of very collectable Exeter silver spoons in good condition overall.
A great set to use, add to a collection, or to complete a canteen.
Ref: 6176
Price: £185




London 1801 solid silver tea caddy spoon by George Wintle.
London 1801 solid silver tea caddy spoon with round bowl in Old English pattern by George Wintle, with very clear hallmarks.
Weight-15 grams.
Size-3.5 inches long by 1.5 inches diameter.
In very good condition. Great to put in a tea caddy, use for sauces, or place into a collection.
These were used to mix the tea leaves in the mixing bowls of a tea caddy, and then to transfer the leaves to the pot for brewing. Now, can be used for anything.
A very nice example.
We have many other individual and sets of spoons in inventory, so please contact us with your requirements.
Ref: 3080
Price: £185



 
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