DescriptionA Married Victorian Silver Coffee Service Including work by Hennell and Barnard, London, England, circa 1851-1876
Marks: (lion passant), (leopard head), (duty mark), SS, A ; EB&JB, Q; AGP, i; RH, R ; EB&JB, Q
10-1/4 inches (26.0 cm) (tallest)
69.45 troy ounces (gross)
The set consisting of open sugar, creamer, coffee pot, and teapot, each with scrollwork to lips, sugar and creamer with acanthus leaf embellishments to crests of handles and gilt wash to interiors, coffee and teapots with bud and leaf finials and plain wooden handles, all displaying similar Rococo-style repoussé foliate and scrollwork to bodies, cartouches to sides, raised on rounded bases with "c" scrolls and foliate repoussé embellishments.
Note: Savoy and Sons Goldsmith's Alliance coffee pot dates to 1876 and exhibits applied plaque of later retailer H.B. Crouch Company in Los Angeles; Edward and John Barnard teapot dates to 1851 and was retailed by R. Brook and Son; Augustus George Piesse open sugar dates to 1864, Robert Hennell III creamer dates to 1852.
Pin dents to creamer cartouches, scattered dents to open sugar, scattered pin dents to teapot, dent to repousse scrollwork to teapot, coffee pot does not sit completely flush, otherwise very good condition with surface scratches commensurate with age, polishing, and use.
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