English Srerling Silver Winged Lion Paw Tea Set 1819-1825 46 Oz Crest For SaleFINEST ENGLISH GEORGE III-IV STERLING SILVER LION PAW TEA SET; SHELL AND CORNUCOPIA HANDLES; 1817 AND 1825; EXCELLENT CONDITION
We are pleased to offer this exceptional George III-IV sterling silver winged lion paw tea set with tongs.
Bearing family crest hand with sword raised banner with motto translated "Dare to be wise". Family motto for Wyse, Whittington, Oldham and others.
The sugar and creamer from John Edward Terry in 1819. The matching teapot Solomon Ryes in 1825.
The pieces were originally made as a set, match perfectly. All with matching crest and motto.
In compressed circular form with elegant bat's wing fluting.
Overhang gadroon rim.
Teapot with well fit cover, topped with raised pomegranate and spread leaf finial.
The smaller pieces with most unique raised shell, cornucopia and cascading floral handles. The set atop boldly fashioned winged leaf cap shell and florette centre lion's paw feet.
This elegant Georgian sterling silver lions paw teapot is 11 1/2 inches handle to spout and it weighs 24 1/2 standard ounces.
Creamer 6 1/2 inches and weighs 8 standard ounces.
Sugar vase is 8 1/2 inches 12 1/2 standard ounces. Associated sterling tongs 4 5/8 inches 1 1/2 standard ounces.
Exceptionally thick heavy guage sterling weighs 46 (standard) ounces.
Each piece fully hallmarked.
In excellent condition. Interior clean as if little used. Rich, lustreous sterling patina throughout. The cornucopia and shell handles and wingled lions paw feet retain their original crisp vibrant hand chased detail. Cover closes flush. Handle secure and with the original heat stops.
For the discerning collector of the finest Georgian silver. A superb George III-IV sterling silver winged lions foot tea set with tongs. Excellent condition.
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