20 April 2005
A FOUR-PIECE GEORGE V SILVER TEA SERVICE WITH AN EN SUITE TRAY
MARK OF OMAR RAMSDEN, LONDON, 1930, 1931 AND 1932
Each piece of plain oval section on a pedestal foot, comprising: a teapot with a carved wood handle and a bud motif finial; a cream jug; a sugar bowl and a pair of sugar tongs, the tray with reeded loop handles and a band of engraved flower and briar motifs, supported on stylised paw feet, each piece fully marked, the base of the tray, teapot, cream jug and sugar bowl each engraved 'OMAR RAMSDEN ME FECIT'
The tray 22 5/8 in. (57.5 cm.) long
109.5 oz. (3,407 gr.) gross (5)
The tea service: Anonymous sale, Christie's London, 12 November 1980, lot 56
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Eric Turner and Lynn Springer Roberts, English Silver, Masterpieces by Omar Ramsden From the Campbell Collection, David A. Hanks & Associates, New York, 1992, page 77
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