A GEORGE IV SILVER SIX-PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE, ROBERT GARRARD, LONDON, 1822-28
2 teapots on stands
1 sugar bowl
1 cream jug
1 kettle on lampstand
1 coffee biggin on lampstand
the swelling bodies fluted and applied with shaped straps, strapwork and flowerhead rims, acanthus bud finials, crested under baron's coronet
fully marked and stamped Garrards Panton Street, London
294 oz 10 dwt excluding wood-based teapot stands
height of kettle on stand 15 in.
Please note that the insulators have been replaced with ivorine.
Dings and minor scratches from use throughout, particularly on teapot stands; one stand with rough lower rim, probably from wood base being reinserted;
Coffee pot with crease under spout and small splits and solder repairs around neck
Creamer with small solder repairs and crease below rim on one side
Kettle with seams around hinge suggesting repair and reinforcement, not obvious, and minor dings to body
Otherwise good, Overall impressive set and nice weight
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