Late Victorian Silver Plated Tea Service 4 Piece Frodsham Bridge GM&S c 1900
A lovely quality and elegant, antique, late Victorian silver plated tea and coffee service dating from circa 1900. This is a very stylish looking four piece tea service comprising tea pot, coffee pot, milk jug and sugar bowl. The items are all in a very classic ribbed "new" oval shape similar to that seen in Regency ceramics in the early 19th century from around 1810 to 1815. They bear the maker's mark of GM&S, which is probably that of George MacLaurin & Son Ltd of 66 Cecil Road and 117 Matilda St, Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
The set is oval in shape and have ribbed lower bodies and very attractive engraved decoration featuring leaves, flowers and repeated geometric patterns with a central oval cartouches on each side. The teapot and coffee pot both have long S shaped spouts with ribbing to the lower base, low rise shaped collars from above the shoulder of the body, ribbed oval domed shaped lids with oval shaped mother of pearl knobs and insulated number 7 shaped silver plated handles.
The coffee pot stands approx 9 inches (23 cm) high and the tea pot, 6 1/4 inches (16 cm), the teapot has an overall length of 11 1/2 inches (29 cm). Together unpacked they all weigh 2167 grammes - a good, heavy gauge. They are all stamped on the base with the mark G.M&S as well as the number 770.
The set is in good condition with a little very minor wear to the plate. The Teapot has an inscription in a small oval cartouche on the right hand side the reads "1st Prize presented by J.Ashworths and Sons Ltd. Frodsham Bridge". We believe that Joseph Ashworth and sons were animal feed manufacturers in Frodsham, Cheshire, England in the 19th century, unfortunately we have no idea what the prize was for, but it is a very generous one!
This is a very attractive antique tea and coffee set and a very decorative one for either display or use.
Please see my other antique silver and silver plated items also listed for sale this week.
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Height: 23 cm - 9”
Length: 28 cm - 11”
Width: 10 cm - 4”
Height: 16 cm - 6.25”
Length: 29 cm - 11.5”
Width: 12.5 cm - 5”
Height: 10 cm - 4 ”
length: 20.45 cm - 8”
Height: 9.6 cm - 3.75”
length: 12.7 cm - 5”
Weight 2.167 kg unpacked