Fine C1890 French Continental Silver Plate 4 Piece Tea Coffee Set & Serving Tray
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Fine C1890 French Continental Silver Plate 4 Piece Tea Coffee Set & Serving Tray:
FINE C1890 FRENCH CONTINENTAL SILVER PLATE 4 PIECE TEA COFFEE SET & SERVING TRAY
This listing is for circa 1890â€™s French Continental silver plate 4 piece tea and coffee set with matching serving tray. The set consistsof a tea pot,coffee pot, creamer,covered sugar, and tray. The tall coffee pot measures 11 Â½ inches or 29 cm high and is 9 inches or 23 cm wide from handle to spout. The tray measures 24 inches or 61 cm long from handle to handle, and is 14 Â¾ inches or 37.5 cm wide.
The set is quite beautiful and unique; all the pieces feature animal paw feet legs with Rococo shell forms at the top of the leg. The coffee and tea pots both have bird form spouts and carved bone insulators on the handles, the lids are hinged and have pine cone finials. The creamer and sugar bowl are decorated in the same manner and both have a vermeil wash in the interior. The tray has formed handles with a leaf form border. All the pieces are marked on the bottom with the initials â€œGMâ€� and the number â€œ20â€� for the silver content in the plate. The tray is marked "25" and "GM".
All the pieces are in very good condition. There is no wearto the plating. The tray does have some wear in the center. The tea pot and coffee pot both have a small dent on one side only, these are both small and minor to the set. The set is remarkable in condition and form. Please see the many photographs for more on the look and condition of this exquisite set.
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