10 June 2008
THE OAKWOOD COLLECTION
A GEORGE III SILVER AND PORCELAIN TRAVELLING COFFEE-SERVICE
THE COFFEE BIGGIN WITH MARK OF JOHN AND EDWARD EDWARDS, LONDON, 1814
Comprising: a part-fluted silver coffee biggin with stand and lamp; two tea spoons, each engraved with a crest; a painted tin double-cannister, a steel and brass coffee grinder and a pair of porcelain teacups and saucers, painted in cobalt blue, green and pink with flowers and foliage, all gilt heightened, contained in a fitted brass bound oak case with an applied plaque engraved 'Mr Wm Speir'
The coffee biggin and stand 10¾ in. (27.2 cm.) high
gross weight of silver 39 oz. (1,204 gr.) (7)
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The inscription possibly relates to William Speir of Burnbrae, co, Renfrew (1752-1841) or his son William Speir (d.1792) of East Lodge, Acton Middlesex.
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