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    Sale 12041

    Noble & Private Collections Part II

    27 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 484

    A FOUR-PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE

    PORTO, 1882-1938

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    A FOUR-PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE
    PORTO, 1882-1938
    Comprising coffee-pot, teapot, milk jug and sugar bowl with cover, chased with foliage and scrolls, ivory insulators
    The coffee pot, 12 in. (31.7 cm.) high
    gross weight 173 oz. 2 dwt. (5,384 gr.)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED SWISS COLLECTION (LOTS 82-107, 301-317 & 461-493)