Beautiful Authentic Victorian (1858) Sterling Silver Four Piece Tea and Coffee Set. Each piece Hallmarked in London England (lion).
Made by the Barnard brothers. They were/are well known respected and very popular fine silver set makers with extraordinary talent & exquisite designs.There have been many continuous generations of Barnard silversmiths passing their knowledge, skill & artistry down from father to sons and family. (See history Barnard silversmiths at bottom). Coat of arm on one side of each piece says in Latin "Hope, Perseverance, Success" "What I hope to accomplish I shall accomplish". There is a place for a monogram (your monogram) which is not monogramed on each.
All pieces are in very good to fine condition. There are two very small dings on the sugar bowel One of these dings was a repair from a small dent - See photo # 7, dings are circled, they are hard to see. Expected light age related use marks here & there (it's an antique). The Coffee pot is approximately.
Nine inches tall (from botton to top of pineapple). Nine inches wide (from end of handle to end of spout). Weight is 29.16 troy oz (Approx: two lbs sterling silver). The Tea pot is Approximately. 7 ½ inces tall (Bottom to very top of handle).8 ½ inches (from end of handle to end of spout). Its weight is 23.69 troy oz (Approx: one lb and 7 oz sterling silver).
The sugar bowel is approximately. 6 inches tall (bottom to top of pineapple).
7 inches wide (end of handle to end of handle). Weight is 20.19 troy oz (Approx: one lb and 10 oz solid silver). The cream jug is approximately. 5 ½ inches tall (bottom to top of handle). 5 inches wide (end of spout to end of handle).
3 ¼ wide at widest part of bowel itself. Weight is 5.4 troy oz. Total sterling weight is approx. An extremely handsome well made set, with all hand done, very fine, intricate beautiful etching that encircles and decorate each piece. Magnificent example of English silver craftsmanship at its absolute finest during the Victorian Era.
It would be a prized possession for anyone seeking a unique piece of history. It's also an exquisite way to show sophistication and impeccable taste in any home.
This would be an exceptional heirloom set to pass down through your family. Possibly the oldest manufacturing silversmith in the world, the origin of this business having been established by Anthony Nelme c.
Francis Nelme inherited the business on the death of his father in 1722 and continued until 1739 when Thomas Whipham took over the business. On his death in 1756 his son Thomas Whipham jr took into partnership Charles Wright. Thomas retired in 1775 and the business was continued by Charles Wright.
The business was amalgamated by Henry Chawner in 1786 and the son of Edward Barnard became the foreman of the firm. Chawner was master to the first Edward Barnard so that the connection of the Barnard family can be traced from 1773.
In 1796 Barnard took into partnership John Emes who became the owner after the retirement of Chawner, maintaining Edward Barnard as manager. Emes died in 1808 and his widow Rebecca took as partner Edward Barnard.
Rebecca Emes retired in 1829 and Edward Barnard I became the proprietor with his son Edward Barnard II, John Barnard and William Barnard, trading under the name Edward Barnard & Sons. The firm was converted into a limited liability company in 1910 under the name Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd. In 1977 Edward Barnard & Sons Limited became a subsidiary of Padgett & Braham Ltd.
You will love this set! I will gladly answer any questions or send additional photos on request to serious inquiries. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Tea/Coffee Pots & Sets". The seller is "chromarocks" and is located in this country: US.
This item can be shipped to United States.