George Nathan & Ridley Hayes founded their business in Birmingham's famous Jewellery Quarter in the early 1890s. Quickly successful they opened a showroom in London's Hatton Garden district and their makers' mark is found in Birmingham, London and Chester. They went out of business during the First World War.Condition is generally good with just a few small dings in the body of the teapot and the superficial surface wear that has to be expected after over 120 years of good service. Please make sure to view all the photographs as these form part of the description. The teapot is 22.1cm / 8.7ins from spout to handle, 9.1cm / 3.6ins across and 12.5cm / 4.9ins high to the top of the handle.
The cream jug is 12.3cm / 4.8ins from lip to handle, 5.4cm / 2.1ins across and 7.2cm / 2.8ins high. The sugar bowl is 15.1cm / 5.9ins from handle to handle, 5.9cm / 2.3ins across and 7.2cm / 2.8ins high. The set of three together weighs in at a very substantial 430g / 15.1oz, although this does of course include the handle & finial on the teapot.
The hallmarks on each piece are on the bodies close to the handles. The ones on the teapot are a little rubbed but the others are clear to read. They show the lion passant for Sterling Silver, the sword & three wheatsheaves assay mark for Chester, the date letter Q for 1899 and the G. H makers' mark for George Nathan and Ridley Hayes. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Teapots & Sets".The seller is "ir-antiques" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Korea, South, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Macau, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Kuwait, Philippines, Qatar, Uruguay, Vietnam.