• Christie's Interiors - Style a auction at Christies

    Sale 5681

    Christie's Interiors - Style and Spirit

    23 February 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 286

    A VICTORIAN SILVER FOUR-PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE REPRESENTING THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD

    MARK OF GEORGE RICHARDS ELKINGTON, LONDON, 1868

    Price Realised  

    A VICTORIAN SILVER FOUR-PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE REPRESENTING THE NATIONS OF THE WORLD
    MARK OF GEORGE RICHARDS ELKINGTON, LONDON, 1868
    Comprising: teapot, coffee pot, cream jug and sugar bowl, each representing a different nation and crop through chased and applied decoration, respectively: China chased with tea merchants and capped by a Mandarin finial, the Middle East depicting a group of warriors with a camel train behind, the finial modelled as an Arab merchant drinking coffee and sitting on a cushion; England depicting a milk maid and cow in a rural setting; and the Caribbean depicting an overseer administering the slaves cutting cane on a sugar plantation; all centred by a vacant cartouche on one side, on four scroll feet terminating at the body in masks, teapot and coffee pot with ivory insulators to handles and with grotesque mask spout terminating in an eagle's head, cream jug and sugar bowl with gilt interiors
    83 oz. (2,573 gr.) (4)


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