English Sterling Silver Grazing Pheasant Tea Set 1848 90 Oz Excellent
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English Sterling Silver Grazing Pheasant Tea Set 1848 90 Oz Excellent:
MUSEUM WORTHY ENGLISH STERLING SILVER PHEASANT IN TALL GRASS TEA SET; WILLIAM HEWITT, 1841; WEIGHS 90 OUNCES; EXCELLENT CONDITION
We are pleased to offer this exceptionally rare English sterling silver grazing pheasant and spider web spout tea service.
From the rarely seen William Hewitt in 1841.
In unique wide petal futed pear shape.
Adorned with beautifully hand carved scenes of pheasants grazing in tall grass. Exceptional, life like detail. Each scene set in shell and vine.
Rolled vine and leaf overflow rim.
Beautifully cast pheasant atop leafy branch finial, original fasteners. P Cream jug with most unique spider web spout.
The set atop leaf and vine cap pointed shell tip feet.
This exceptional English 1841 grazing pheasant finial teapot is 10 1/2 inches handle to spout and 28 1/2 standard ounces.
The coffee pot is 10 inches handle to spout and it is 9 1/4 tall and 32 standard ounces.
The sugar is 8 1/2 inches and 17 1/2 standard ounces.
The cream jug 7 inches and 12 standard ounces.
Exceptionally thick heavy guage sterling the set weighs 90 (standard) ounces.
Hallmarked as shown.
In excellent condition. Rich, lustreous sterling patina throughout. Handles secure and with original heat stops. Covers close flush. Cream jug and sugar original gold interior. The lavishly hand carved grazing pheasant, spider web spout and shell feet retain their original detail.
For the discerning collector of the finest Victorian figural silver. A one of kind English 1841 grazing pheasant tea service. Excellent condition.
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