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    Sale 2004

    Important English, Continental and American Silver

    22 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 125

    A VICTORIAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER BACHELOR TEA SERVICE**

    MARK OF FREDERICK ELKINGTON, LONDON, 1878

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    A VICTORIAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER BACHELOR TEA SERVICE**
    MARK OF FREDERICK ELKINGTON, LONDON, 1878
    Comprising: a teapot, cream jug, sugar bowl and pair of sugar tongs; each circular with applied mid bands, the matte surface bright-cut engraved in the Japanese taste with birds and bamboo, the teapot with simulated bamboo spout, the domed cover with conical finial, the scroll handle with ivory insulators, each marked under base, and teapot cover, also marked under base with patent date of 1878 and mark of Robert Harper, the tongs marked on interior, also marked George Adams
    The teapot 5 7/8 in. (15 cm.) high; 16 oz. 10dwt. (524 gr.) gross weight (4)


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