English sterling silver four-piece tea and coffee set by Walker & Hall, 1886. This spectacularly ornate and rare, late Victorian solid sterling silver four-piece tea and coffee set was made by the renowned silversmith Sir John Edward Bingham for Walker & Hall of Sheffield in1886.Comprising teapot, coffee pot, sugar bowl and cream jug, the set is generally in a good condition apart from some minor dents and age-related wear, which can be seen in the photographs (of which I have many more, on request). Work perfectly, and the whole set is very robust. There are some lovely, elaborate details with rich, florid and foliate scrolling and decoration in the form of leaves, flower buds and fruit.
The lids of the teapot and coffee pot are each surmounted by a cast filial modelled as an animal head, repeated across four aspects. The handles each incorporate what looks like the head of a hawk, or cockerel. I have included a close-up photograph of the Sheffield sterling silver hallmark, which is repeated on each item.The T signifies that the date of manufacture is 1886. The underside of the base of each item in the set is embossed with the Walker & Hall W&H flag emblem, and the registration number 3057. The tray (which I think is silver plated) may not be original to the set, and is somewhat worn.
Though it bears no hallmarks etc. (other than the word England within the engraved foliate design) it resembles similar trays by Walker & Hall, and it goes very well. The set belonged to my grandfather, Frederick Roberts: a wine merchant from Liverpool. You are welcome to come and view the set here set in Battersea, London SW11 (Clapham Junction). Height - 31cm, Width - 22.5cm.
Height - 24cm, Width - 25cm. Height - 17cm, Width - 16.5cm. Height - 17cm, Width - 11cm. Height - 3.5cm, Width - 36cm, Length - 46.5cm.
Tea and coffee set - 2.5kg. Total for all five items - 3.6kg. As mentioned, although generally in good condition, there are a few minor dents. I have tried to add a couple of close-up photographs of the worst ones, but it seems I now can't.
If you'd like to see more photos, with more details, please request same via a message. The item "Walker & Hall Victorian English sterling silver 4 piece tea and coffee set 1886" is in sale since Thursday, October 22, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Teapots & Sets". The seller is "mikebattersea" and is located in London.
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