English William IV sterling silver 4-piece tea & coffee set, including teapot, coffee pot, two-handled sugar bowl and creamer. All pieces are footed and have lobed body with a high relief decorative scroll forms and repousse foliate motifs, highlighted with engravings. Top edge and foot have matching designs, featuring applied bold scroll rims and figural flower decorations as well as foliate lining. Hollow double scroll handles are decorated with applied leaves. Both pots have hinged lid with a repousse rosette centerpiece and figural finial. Creamer and bowl have gilt interior and engraved crest of a bird fighting a snake. Pots are made in London, 1829, coffee pot by Joseph Angell I and teapot by James Charles Edington. Both creamer and sugar bowl are made by Thomas Wimbush, London, 1832.
This spectacular set measures:
- coffee pot is 6 1/2" in diameter at the widest, 10 1/4" from spout to handle, 6 1/2" tall and weighs 1,719 grams;
- teapot is 6 1/2" in diameter, 11" from spout to handle, 5" tall and weighs 1,514 grams;
- sugar bowl is 6" in diameter, 9" from handle to handle, 5" tall and weigs 827 grams;
- creamer is 4 1/4" in diameter at the widest, 3 1/2" in top diameter, 5 1/4" from edge to handle, 6" tall and weighs 455 grams; it has a couple tiny dents.
Total weight is 4,514 grams or 145.2 ozs Troy.
The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.
The excellent original condition and clear, crisp detail, with no monograms, removals, repairs or alterations, make this an especially attractive offering.
English Victorian sterling silver brooch, featuring floral basket and accented with engraved patterns. Made by Arthur Johnson Smith, Birmingham, 1888.
This pretty brooch is 1 1/2" long, 3/4" wide and weighs 4.5 grams.