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A George III silver five-piece tea and coffee service
A George III silver five-piece tea and coffee service


A George III silver five-piece tea and coffee service
maker's mark of Paul Storr, London, 1815
Fluted circular and comprising a coffee urn, hot-water jug, stand and lamp, teapot, two-handled sugar bowl and cream jug, the coffee urn on square base with cut-corners and detachable laurel wreath, on four shell, scroll and vine feet, the vase-shaped body supported on four scaly dolphins, the similar spigot with ivory anthemion tap, the hot-water jug stand on shaped-triangular base, the frame with three leaf-capped lion's paw monopodiae and drop ring handles above, the detachable vase-shaped lamp with hinged cover, the vase-shaped jug with curved lip with anthemion decoration, the teapot with similarly decorated spout, the jug and teapot each with hinged domed cover and detachable oak leaf and acorn finial, all with similar oak branch handles, with oak leaf and acorn terminals, laurel leaf and reed-and-tie borders, the bases, lamp and urn cover, teapot, sugar bowl and cream jug each engraved with three crests with earl's coronet above, the hot-water jug and urn engraved with a coat-of-arms with earl's coronet above, fully marked except teapot finial and handle and hot-water jug handle unmarked, the bases stamped with pattern number 529
The coffee urn 17in (43.2cm.) high
gross 335ozs. (10,432gr.) (5)
M. Clayton, The Collector's Dictionary of the Silver and Gold of Great Britain and North America, Woodbridge, 1971, p. 420, pl. 68, illustrated.

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