Sterling Silver Six Piece Tea and Coffee Set - Vintage, 1970s. This impressive and unusual vintage six piece silver tea and coffee service / set consists of a coffee pot, teapot, cream jug, sugar bowl, tea strainer and salver. The pieces of this large tea and coffee service have a plain rounded conical form. The body of each piece is plain and unembellished.The upper rim of the cream jug and sugar bowl is ornamented with an evoluted pierced decorated gilt border. The coffee pot and teapot are fitted with impressive hallmarked hinged covers, surmounted with conical style finials and embellished with overlaid gilt fretwork designs. The teapot, coffee pot and cream jug are fitted with plain c scroll handles. The tea strainer is fitted with a rounded handle featuring a plain shaped thumbpiece and ornamented with an evoluted rounded pierced decorated gilt border.
The cream jug, sugar bowl and strainer bowl retain the original gilt interior. This tea service retains the original hallmarked plain waisted sugar tongs, embellished with shaped pierced gilt decoration.The pieces of this fine tea and coffee service are presented on a fine and impressive matching salver. The surface of the salver is plain and unembellished with evoluted pierced decorated gilt border. This exceptional vintage tea and coffee service was made by the London Silversmith Ian Calvert. Calvert became a Freeman of the Company in 1959, working for Wakely and Wheeler before setting up the Silver Workshops Ltd. He taught at the Medway College and has been associated with Asprey and Garrard through Alex Styles and Tony Bedford. All the pieces of this unusual tea set are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition. Full hallmarks struck to the underside of each piece and the interior surface of the sugar tongs and part hallmarks to the underside of the covers of the teapot and coffeepot are all very clear. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these impressive examples of design teaware. Length from back of handle to tip of spout. Height to top of finial. Length from back of handle to lip. 72 troy ounce / 2239g. We are dedicated to ensuring the highest possible quality service to our customers, always going above and beyond! See the tabs below to read more about our policies. 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 "Sterling Silver Six Piece Tea and Coffee Set Vintage, 1970s" is in sale since Wednesday, May 23, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Teapots & Sets".
The seller is "acsilver925" and is located in Newcastle on Tyne. This item can be shipped worldwide.