• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5920

    Christie's Interiors

    15 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 196

    A PORTUGUESE SILVER THREE-PIECE TEA SET,

    BEARING "X1" STANDARD MARK, LISBON (ALMEIDA L-55), PROBABLY LAST QUARTER OF 18TH CENTURY, ALSO STRUCK WITH ADDITIONAL FRENCH-TYPE MAKER'S MARK OF BP WITH CROWNED HEART BETWEEN, THE CREAM JUG UNMARKED

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    A PORTUGUESE SILVER THREE-PIECE TEA SET,
    BEARING "X1" STANDARD MARK, LISBON (ALMEIDA L-55), PROBABLY LAST QUARTER OF 18TH CENTURY, ALSO STRUCK WITH ADDITIONAL FRENCH-TYPE MAKER'S MARK OF BP WITH CROWNED HEART BETWEEN, THE CREAM JUG UNMARKED
    Chased in relief with garlands of sunflowers, roses, and other wild flowers between spiral flutes, the foot engraved to simulate shagreen, all on a pierced, cast foot incorporating flower-heads, scrolls and foliage, teapot with sunflower finial, engraved with English crest
    the teapot 7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high
    62.75 oz. (1,945 gr.) (3)


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