An extensive Victorian silver basket weave pattern tea service, Robert Hennell & Sons, London 1855-1867
An extensive Victorian silver basket weave pattern tea service
Robert Hennell & Sons, London
Comprising a teapot, sugar bowl, cream jug, honey pot and stand, butter dish and stand, biscuit barrel, egg cruet (the spoons Francis Higgins, London 1862), together with a cased set of twelve pairs of fruit knives and forks (Francis Higgins, London 1855-1867), all in a realistic basket weave design, the honey pot and butter dish with blue glass liners, the teapot with wood insulators.
Biscuit barrel 19.5cm.; 7 3⁄4 in. high
4945gr.; 159oz. excluding glass and fruit cutlery
The butter dish stand and honey pot stand are crested. All other pieces have vacant cartouches whihc have most likely been erased. This has been done well. One or two small dings. The handles of the biscuit barrel are not marked. One of the egg cups rocks when in the cruet stand. Some wear to the gilding. Butter dish lid is not a perfect fit.
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