Antique sterling tea/coffee service

Jun 05, 2020. 00:51 UTC
Antique Sterling tea/coffee service
STEPHEN
United States of America

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For sale
Yes
Description

Exceptional Tea/Coffee Set by FENTON BROTHERS LTD of SHEFFIELD. Sterling Silver 925. NOT PLATE. Though famed for its manufacturing of its highest quality silver plate, its RARE solid Sterling Silver is sought by collectors. The company was founded in Sheffield in 1875 and incorporated soon after. This set consists of a superbly designed teapot with a wood handle and finial top. There too are a creamer and sugar bowl. All three are sleekly designed, decidedly looking forward to Art Deco, yet there are still references to Art Nouveau, the silver handles of the sugar bowl being a good example of this. Each piece is on a rectangular silver plinth, which makes them far steadier than many other designs. The marks indicate that the assay's office for registration of the pieces was in the town of Sheffield. As noted above, The maker's mark is a "F.Bs over Ltd into a shield. Fenton Bros Ltd South Moor Works, Earl Street, Sheffield mark entered Nov. 6, 1896 Sheffield 1897 hallmark Purchased by my family, likely in Edinburgh, around 1920, the marked year of manufacture and owned by my family ever since for three generations. All three pieces are in excellent condition. No scratches, dents, or dings. Handles are firm and teapot ebony is beautifully smooth. Teapot lid is marked as well. Its hinge and pins are strong. Measurements are indicated on three last pictures. They indicate overall Length and Height and variations plus bases. New message: Thank you for your interest. I shall ...   Thank you for your interest. I shall send you additional pictures and measurements soon. Here we go. I hope that you can read the measurements. They are placed where appropriate: heights of each piece and location, overall handle to handle or spout. The size of the bases are at the bottom. All three pieces are in excellent condition. If you need anything else, am happy to assist. Best regards S The weights are Coffee pot 18.32 oz Sugar 8.43 oz Creamer 5.81 oz Measurements. See pictures in photo spread

Provenance

In my family from c. 1912. Never offered for sale

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