AN EIGHT-PIECE ENGLISH SILVER TEA AND COFFEE SET WITH MATCHING TRAY, BIRMINGHAM, 1920-21
all engraved with arms and crest, bodies applied with strapwork at monster-head spout and handle terminals, comprising a Teapot, Coffee Pot, Hot Milk Jug, Kettle on Lampstand, Creamer, covered Sugar Bowl, covered Tea Caddy, Waste Bowl with matching Strainer, and two-handled Tray, 11 pieces
marked on bodies and covers, bases stamped "Made in England"; the coffee pot and hot milk jug with maker's mark H.F. in shaped lozenge, 1920; teapot, creamer, and sugar bowl by Horace Woodward & Co., 1921; tea caddy, waste bowl, and tray by Adie Brothers Ltd., 1921; strainer without maker's mark, London, 1920; the kettle engraved on base "Reproduction Circa 1704"
335 oz gross
height of kettle on lampstand 13¼ in.; length of tray 25 in.
33.7 cm; 63.5 cm
The set with traces of lacquer. The wood handles with varnish rubbed. The maker's marks all rubbed. Teapot, sugar bowl, and burner each with a small dent to body. Others are good.
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