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A FOUR-PIECE PLATED TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE

MID 19TH CENTURY

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A FOUR-PIECE PLATED TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE
MID 19TH CENTURY
each piece of melon form with engraved foliate scroll and rocaille motifs, comprising: a teapot, a coffee pot, each with ivory insulated handles, a cream jug and a sugar bowl, the base of each stamped THE ROYAL CONSORT STEAMSHIP (4)
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.

Lot Essay

The iron paddle steamer Royal Consort was built by Tod & McGregor at Glasgow in 1844. Although intended for the new North Lancashire Steam Navigation Company's Fleetwood to Ardrossan service, she was also used on their Fleetwood to Belfast run and, briefly, on her owner's Glasgow to Londonderry route during 1851-52.

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