A FRENCH SILVER-GILT FOUR-PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE
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A FRENCH SILVER-GILT FOUR-PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE

MARK OF TETARD, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY, RETAILED BY FROMENT-MEURICE

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A FRENCH SILVER-GILT FOUR-PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE
MARK OF TETARD, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY, RETAILED BY FROMENT-MEURICE
Each baluster, with a band of floral sprays between fluting, centred by a cartouche engraved with two coats-of-arms accolé below a Royal crown, comprising: a coffee-pot and a teapot, each with ivory insulated handle; a milk-jug and a sugar bowl and cover; and a tray oblong with ribbon-tied laurel border, each piece marked underneath, on foot and inside cover, contained in a fitted gilt-tooled red leather box, the cover set with a plaque engraved with two coats-of-arms accolé below a Royal crown
the tray 13 3/8 in. (34 cm.) wide
gross weight 63 oz. 19 dwt. (1,989 gr.)
The arms are those of Bulgaria with Saxony in pretence accolé with those of Bourbon-Parma for Ferdinand I, King of Bulgaria (1861-1948) and his wife Princess Maria Luisa of Bourbon-Parma (1870-1899) who he married in April 1893.
Provenance
Almost certainly presented to Ferdinand I, King of Bulgaria (1861-1948) and Princess Maria Luisa of Bourbon-Parma (1870-1899) on the occasion of their marriage on 20th April 1893, and then by descent.
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Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.

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