A VICTORIAN SILVER FOUR-PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE, JEAN-VALENTIN MOREL FOR MOREL & CO., LONDON, 1849
 A VICTORIAN SILVER FOUR-PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE, JEAN-VALENTIN MOREL FOR MOREL & CO., LONDON, 1849
 A VICTORIAN SILVER FOUR-PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE, JEAN-VALENTIN MOREL FOR MOREL & CO., LONDON, 1849
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A VICTORIAN SILVER FOUR-PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE, JEAN-VALENTIN MOREL FOR MOREL & CO., LONDON, 1849

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP

A VICTORIAN SILVER FOUR-PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE, JEAN-VALENTIN MOREL FOR MOREL & CO., LONDON, 1849

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Lot Sold:2,500GBP

Lot Details

Description

A VICTORIAN SILVER FOUR-PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE, JEAN-VALENTIN MOREL FOR MOREL & CO., LONDON, 1849


comprising: coffee pot, tea pot, sugar/slop bowl and cream jug; in the Ottoman style, all pieces finely chased with foliate panels within arabesque borders, the pots and cream jug with ivory handles, each on a spreading circular foot flat-chased with a band of stylised tulips, post-1893 French import mark

coffee pot 22cm., 8½in. high

2364gr., 76oz. total

Condition Report

Possibly originally a slightly larger service. Very good clear marks. Heavy gauge. Finely chased. Ivory tea and coffee pot handles a little crazed. Gilded interiors. Very good condition overall.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Saleroom Notice

This lot contains ivory. Due to recent changes in the laws of many countries (e.g. US, France) Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. For example, US regulations restrict the import of elephant ivory and prohibit the import of African elephant ivory. Please note that Sotheby's will not assist buyers with CITES licence applications where a buyer elects to either collect or arrange their own shipping, nor will Sotheby's assist with the international movement of ivory by air, either as freight or through hand carry. Sotheby's shipping will only assist in shipping the lot to either domestic UK or EU destinations, where delivery is made by road transport. A buyer's inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.

Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

Jean-Valentin Morel was a master goldsmith, initially apprenticed to Adrien-Maximilian Vachette in Paris, maker of gold boxes to Louis XVI and Napoleon, but in around 1818 he started working independently. He registered his first mark in August 1827 and went to work with the Fossin brothers in 1834, remaining there until 1840. His stylisticly diverse work here, born from an amalgamation of Renaissance, French and Islamic influences, became synonimous with superb craftmanship and quality.

STYLE: European Silver, Gold Boxes and Ceramics
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