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Heavy Antique Victorian Silver Plated Tea Set, Army & Navy Co-op Society, C1890 For Sale
An attractive antique
Victorian silver plated three piece tea set of half reeded rectangular form, comprising a
creamer, sugar and tea pot. The quality is superb with gilding still present to
the inside of the creamer and sugar. The teapot has an ebony handle and finial.
This set was made circa
1890 by the Army and Navy Co-operative Society, and bears their earlier style
of mark - which is Warranted Hard Soldered, a heavier gauge of silver plate. Each
piece also bears the model number 833.
Army and Navy Co-operative Society Ltd was established in 1871 by a group of army and navy
officers. It was intended to supply 'articles
of domestic consumption and general use to its members at the lowest prices’. The first store opened on 15 February 1872 at Victoria Street, London.
At the end of 1873 a gun department was established. In 1934 the company's
official name became the Army and Navy Store Ltd and in 1973 Army and Navy
Stores was taken over by House of Fraser.
Teapot height: 14
cm or 5 1/4 inches
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Heavy Antique Victorian Silver Plated Tea Set, Army & Navy Co-op Society, C1890: $123