In the other hand, this is probably the most finely George IV carved set you can find in all internet, and, with no doubt, one of the best George IV style tea or coffee set ever made. That is why this set is not just an example of the best quality reached by Rebeca Ems & Edward Barnard, but an example of the best quality reached for a tea set during the beginning of XIX century (if you compare this set in every detail with other sets made by these artists, you will see this is the best model make by them). This set has bodies, handles, sprouts, rims and bases fully ornate with leaves, branches and flowers. All these parts are heavily decorated with an impressive, extremely precise and intricate repousse technique (you can see many textures and even veins of leaf). The overlapping of wavy leaves along with the use of various textures is surprising.
The applied flowers and leaves on lids, not using the repousse technique, are really sublime and extremely realistic. I have never seen a more exquisite floral ornamentation in the lids of a tea or coffee set, with these amazing and beautiful details. In the other hand, this set is complete, with even its original tray. Excluding this tray, all pieces has been made is solid sterling silver. Two pieces have a factory drawing of a soldier with a sword and other two pieces have a factory drawing of a lion.
Excellent condition with slight signals of use and no visible issues. Very important set for demanding collectors. Tray measures including handles are 28 1/3 inches (wide) X 18 1/10 (depth). Weight of tea pot is 861 grams. Weight of coffee pot is 995 grams.
Weight of sugar bowl is 580 grams. Weight of creamer is 327 grams. Weight of tray (not sterling silver) is 4440 grams.
Total weight is 7203 grams. Weight of set excluding tray (all sterling silver) is 2763 grams. If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your visit. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Tea/Coffee Pots & Sets". The seller is "rarityland" and is located in this country: AR. This item can be shipped worldwide.