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    Sale 2039

    Important Silver and Objects of Vertu

    23 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 121

    AN ELIZABETH II SILVER SIX-PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE AND TRAY

    THE TEA SERVICE MARK OF ADIE BROTHERS, BIRMINGHAM, 1954/1957, THE TRAY MARK OF TIFFANY & CO., BIRMINGHAM, 1957

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    AN ELIZABETH II SILVER SIX-PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE AND TRAY
    THE TEA SERVICE MARK OF ADIE BROTHERS, BIRMINGHAM, 1954/1957, THE TRAY MARK OF TIFFANY & CO., BIRMINGHAM, 1957
    In the Paul de Lamerie style, comprising: a kettle-on-stand, a teapot, a coffee pot, a cream pitcher, a covered sugar bowl, a waste bowl; each lobed on pedestal foot, with scroll, shell and diaperwork border to upper bodies and covers, the teapot, coffee pot and kettle with wooden handles and wooden knop finials mounted on hinged covers, the covered sugar bowl and creamer with silver leaf-capped handles, the kettle set with pins on openwork frame centering two-piece burner; the tea tray shaped rectangular, engraved with very similar scrolling foliage, shell and diaperwork border, the two reeded handles with foliate joins, each piece marked on base and cover
    The kettle 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high; the tray 28½ in. (72.4 cm.) long over handles; 322 oz. (10024 gr.) gross weight (7)


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    This pattern of tea service was presented by the City of Birmingham to Princess Elizabeth on the occasion of her marriage in 1947.