Antique gold and sterling silver 5 piece tea set

Mar 04, 2020. 04:00 UTC
Antique Gold and Sterling Silver 5 piece tea set
terry
Australia

Category
Sterling silver

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Yes
Description

The set is in pristine condition and total weight about 8 kilos. l have dated the set back to 1716 as defined by the marks. The marks are mainly visible in a dark.room.when you shine a light on the.set. All.pieces have plenty of marks, like dragons, ivory, animals, men wearing crowns, colurs of red, purple, pale.blue and.many.letter.A. This set also.glitters with gold specks.

Provenance

unknown.

Answered within 1 day
Mar 05, 20:29 UTC
By Sabrina Vinther

Fair Market Value

$2,800 - $3,500 USD

Insurance Value

$6,300 USD
What does this mean?

Dear terry,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. So that I may best assist you, can you please upload a few better images of the marks.

Thanks

This is a conditional appraisal, which means that we have not verified the authenticity of this item. Click here to learn more about the authentication resources that Mearto offers.
Terry burns Mar 05, 21:55 UTC

Hi
As l have explained the marks are mainly visable in a dark room under light.
Today l will try to get better pics of marks and send.
Thankyou.

Terry burns Mar 06, 09:20 UTC

Hi
I have just up loaded some more pics with marks and hope they assist you;
Regards

Terry

Sabrina vinther Mar 10, 06:48 UTC

Thank you for the additional photos- are there no marks underneath the pieces? If there are any marks perhaps you can describe them for me in words instead of a photo? I just want to be sure about the type of material used - whether it is silver or silverplated.
Thank you.

Terry burns Mar 10, 08:08 UTC

ok
Thamkyou for your reply.
A jeweller has confirmed the set is sterling silver.
After extensive research.l have found.many marks.
Underneath the only visible.mark to the.naked eye us made in china label.
I have with a witness found many.marks mainly visible.under a torch.in a dark room.
I found.many.marks dating the.set back to.1716 as defined by the.letter.A.
I found the gold mark and sterling silver mark.
Their are dragons, ivory, kings with crowns, many.animals.
The set has the colours of red, purple, pale blue and.glittering if gold specs over all.pieces.
I am trying to get a certificate.of authenticity and the.composition.
I have found all of the so called experts in MELB to be very very dodgy and dishonesr

Sabrina vinther Mar 13, 18:31 UTC

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.

It is a beautiful teaset with tray. Such vintage and antiques sets are being offered at auction on a regular basis.
The design of the set is very classic of the 18th century the rococo elements with the mussel shaped ornaments and the C-scrolls. Unfortunately I have not seen the makers marks which means I am not able to say which country the set was made in or the material. However you state that the material has been tested and that it is silver which I will base the appraisal on. Therefore the appraisal is conditional as I have not seen the silvermarks.
It is nice to see a teaset that includes the serving tray as these were often sold separately in order to get more money. Today teapots are more popular and sellable than coffeepots however when you have an entire set the price is usually very good.
The set appears to be in good condition with minor signs of age, wear and use. And without any engravings which is important when selling a set like this.

I believe that it would attract the attention of both collectors and dealers if it came up for auction.
The estimate provided is for a well-advertised specialised online silver auction, where I believe the silver tea and coffeeset with tray has the best chance of realising its fullest potential. However, there is no measurement for the sentimental value you might attach to the beautiful set. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and vary.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I’m happy to help.
Thank you

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