English Sterling Silver Shell & Scroll Tea Set 1819 Emes & Barnard 57 Oz For SaleIMPORTANT 1819 ENGLISH STERLING SILVER SHELL AND SCROLL TEA SET; WINGED VINE LIONS PAW FEET; WEIGHS 57 OUNCES
We are quite pleased to offer this important George III sterling silver lion paw tea set.
From one of the most important London firms of the day Emes and Barnard in 1819.
First listed 1808. Without question one of the largest most successful shops in London. Wide connections throughout the trade. Sold silver wares to royal retailers Rundell and Rundell, and monumental race cups of the Barber firm of Cattle and Barber.
Classic raised urn form.
Elegant petal fluting rising from base. Alternating with unique twin leaf and vine streams.
Boldly cast shell and scroll overhang rim. A favorite tea ware design among George III collectors.
Teapot with acanthus cap slender panel C-scroll handle. Twin florette panels to upper terminal.
Handsome inverted shell and leaf cap spout.
The set atop boldly fashioned winged vine twin floret lion's paw feet.
This stunning English 1819 shell and scroll lion paw teapot is 11 inches handle to spout and it is 28 standard ounces.
The sugar bowl is 9 inches across handles and 17 1/2 standard ounces.
The creamer is 7 inches handle to spout and it is 12 standard ounces.
Exceptionally thick, heavy guage silver the set weighs 57 (standard) ounces.
Hallmarked as shown.
In fine condition. Rich lusterous silver patina throughout. Including interior. The elegant shell and floral bands and leaf wrap branch handles and spout retain their original hand chased detail. Handle secure and with original heat stops. Interior of sugar with rich gold wash. Shoulder of teapot with single small bump and scattered old restoration, visible on close inspection. Tiny split near handle pin.
For the discerning collector of the finest George III silver. Focused upon the most important London firms of the day. A museum worthy 1819 Emes & Barnard sterling silver shell and scroll tea set.
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From our personal collection, an elegant mid 19th century coin silver basket, from John and Edward Moore, of Tiffany fame. Illustrated in the cover article of May/June 2008 Silver Magazine, page 27.
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