AFTERNOON TEA, DONE PROPERLY

There is nothing as quintessentially British as the ceremony of Afternoon Tea. Since 1841, when Anna Russell, the Duchess of Bedford, first introduced the concept of a ‘pause for tea’, the practice has developed into a fashionable event enjoyed the world over, with silver cake stands and teapots as cherished essentials in this most beloved of British traditions.

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L5700: Sterling Silver Tea Strainer

Hallmarked In 1931

Hallmarked in London in 1931 by Barker Brothers Ltd., this handsome, Sterling Silver Tea Strainer, features a pierced handle, and slat piercing to the holder. The tea strainer measures 1.5"(4cm) tall, by 6"(15cm) wide, by 2.25"(5.5cm) deep and weighs 2 troy ounces.

£265

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b6076: Sterling Silver Coffee Spoons

Hallmarked In 1916

Hallmarked in London in 1916 by Liberty & Co., this novelty set of six, Sterling Silver Coffee Spoons, feature enamelled terminals depicting men in “Convalescent Blues” - a special uniform issued to First World War battle wounded soldiers when they arrived at hospital in England. The uniform consisted of a blue single-breasted jacket with a white lining - worn open at the neck, blue trousers, a white shirt and a red tie. To complete the outfit he wore his own khaki service cap with its regimental badge. Presented in their original box, each coffee spoon measures 5"(12.5cm) in length and together they weigh 2.14 troy ounces.

£325

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b3919: Sterling Silver Sugar Basket

Hallmarked In 1901

Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1901 by Henry Atkin, this stylish, Edwardian, Antique Sterling Silver Sugar Basket, features pierced decoration to the body, a rope border around the rim, and a blue glass liner. The sugar basket measures 4.5"(11.5cm) tall with the handle down, by 3.5 inches (9cm) in diameter.

£425

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b2593: Sterling Silver Set Of Tea Spoons & Sugar Tongs

Hallmarked In 1884

Hallmarked in London in 1884 by Francis Higgins, this very attractive, boxed set of Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Tea Spoons, comprises 12 spoons and a pair of sugar tongs, all in a naturalistic design, with shell shaped bowls and vine handles. Each teaspoon measures 4.5"(11cm) in length and the sugar tongs measure 3.5"(9cm) in length. The spoons and tongs together weigh 5.45 troy ounces in total.

£465

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L2155: Sterling Silver Rattail Pattern Tea Spoons & Sugar Tongs

Hallmarked In 1919

Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1919 by Henry Atkin, this handsome, Antique Sterling Silver Set of 12 Tea Spoons & Sugar Tongs, are in Rattail pattern, and are presented in their original box. Each tea spoon measures 4.25"(11cm) long, and the set together weighs 6.8 troy ounces.

£495

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L2015: Sterling Silver Set Of Bead Pattern Teaspoons & Sugar Tongs

Hallmarked In 1886

Hallmarked in London in 1886 by Francis Higgins, this attractive set of 12 Antique Sterling Silver Teaspoons & Sugar Tongs, are in bead pattern, and are presented in their original box which has 'H.A from D.R.D 1886' inscribed on the lid. Each teaspoon measures 5"(13cm) in length, and the sugar tongs measure 4.75"(12.5cm) in length. The set together weighs 8.6 troy ounces.

£495

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L5550b: Sterling Silver Jam Pot

Hallmarked In 1923

Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1923 by John Collard Vickery, this stylish, Glass & Sterling Silver Jam Pot, features a patented swing handle opening lid. The jam pot measures 6.25"(16cm) tall in total, (3.75"(9.5cm) tall to the lid), by 3.25"(8cm) in diameter, and the spoon measures 5.25"(13.5cm) in length.

£675

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L4508: Sterling Silver Teapot

Hallmarked In 1913

Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1913 by Edward & Noble Haseler, this very stylish, Antique Sterling Silver Teapot, features tapering sides, reed detailing, a wooden handle and a pull off lid. The teapot measures 4"(10cm) tall, by 7"(18cm) from handle to spout, by 4.25"(11cm) deep, and weighs 6.4 troy ounces.

£695

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L5329: Sterling Silver Coffee Set

Made Circa 1970

Made circa 1970 by Fratelli Cacchione of Milan, this very stylish Sterling Silver Coffee Set, comprises a coffee pot, a cream jug and a covered sugar bowl, all of which are very plain in design. The coffee pot measures 6"(16cm) tall, by 10.5"(27cm) from handle to spout, by 3.75"(8.5cm) deep, and the other pieces are in proportion. The set together weighs 31 troy ounces.

£975

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L4599: Sterling Silver Teapot

Hallmarked In 1929

Hallmarked in London in 1929 by Richard Comyns, this very handsome, Sterling Silver Teapot, is plain in style, and features a wooden handle and finial. The teapot measures 4.75"(12cm) tall, by 7.75"(20cm) from handle to spout, by 4"(10cm) deep, and weighs 14.9 troy ounces.

£975

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d6865: Sterling Silver Dessert Set For Six

Hallmarked In 1888

Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1888 by Henry Wilkinson & Co., this wonderful, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver and Ceramic Dessert Set, comprises six knives and six forks with two prongs, and the matching serving pieces, all featuring plain silver blades and tines, and aesthetic design blue and white ceramic pistol shaped handles. Each knife measures 9"(22.5cm) in length, and each fork measures 7"(18cm) in length.

£975

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L4808: Britannia Standard Silver Tea Caddy

Hallmarked In 1907

Hallmarked in London in 1907 by Lambert & Co., this stunning, Antique Brittania Standard Silver Tea Caddy, is flat chased in the James II style. The tea caddy measures 5"(12.5cm) tall, by 3.75"(9.5cm) wide, by 2.5"(6.5cm) deep, and weighs 9.3 troy ounces.

£1,175

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L4998: Sterling Silver Teapot

Hallmarked In 1815

Hallmarked in Newcastle in 1815 by John Robertson III & John Walton, this very attractive, Regency period, Antique Sterling Silver Teapot, stands on ball feet, and features stunning engraved decoration throughout. The teapot measures 6.25"(16cm) tall, by 11.5"(29cm) from handle to spout, by 5"(12.5cm) deep, and weighs 19.5 troy ounces.

£1,175

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L2074: Sterling Silver Teapot

Hallmarked In 1890

Hallmarked in London in 1890 by Goldsmiths Alliance, this attractive, Antique Sterling Silver Teapot, is in the Aesthetic taste, featuring chased and engraved decoration to the body, a bamboo designed handle, and a frog finial. The teapot measures 3.5"(9cm) tall, by 7"(18cm) from handle to spout, and weighs 9.5 troy ounces.

£1,275

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L4841: Sterling Silver Teapot

Hallmarked In 1783

Hallmarked in London in 1783 by Robert Hennell I, this very handsome, George III period, Antique Sterling Silver Teapot, is oval in shape, and plain in design, with bead borders, and a wooden handle and finial. The teapot measures 6"(15cm) tall, by 10"(25.5cm) from handle to spout, by 3.5"(9cm) deep, and weighs 14 troy ounces.

£1,275

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L4382: Sterling Silver Tea Caddy

Hallmarked In 1885

Hallmarked in London in 1885 by C. F. Hancock & Co., this very handsome, Antique, Sterling Silver Tea Caddy, is hand crafted, and modelled on an early Georgian example. The tea caddy measures 6"(15cm) tall, by 4.75"(12cm) wide, by 3.5"(9cm) deep, and weighs 13.5 troy ounces.

£1,375

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L0410: Sterling Silver Sugar Basket

Hallmarked In 1781

Hallmarked in London in 1781 by Robert Hennell I, this striking, George III, Antique Sterling Silver Sugar Basket, features pierced and engraved decoration to the body, bead borders and a blue glass liner. The central cartouche is engraved with a monogram. The sugar basket measures 4.5"(11.5cm) tall, by 4"(10cm ) in diameter and weighs 4.7 troy ounces.

£1,375

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L5459: Sterling Silver 3 Piece Tea Set

Hallmarked In 1937

Hallmarked in London in 1937, this handsome, 3 Piece Sterling Silver Tea Set, comprises a teapot, a cream jug and a sugar bowl, all plain in style. The Teapot measures 4.5"(11.5cm) tall, by 8.5"(22cm) from handle to spout, by 4.25"12cm) deep, and the other pieces are in proportion. The set together weighs 22 troy ounces.

£1,475

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L4520: Sterling Silver Set Of 6 Tea Cups

Hallmarked In 1948

Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1948 by Mappin & Webb, this very stylish set of 6 Sterling Silver Tea Cups, feature silver cup holders and glass bodies. Each tea cup measures 5"(13cm) tall, by 4"(10cm) from handle to side, by 3"(7.5cm) deep, and the silver holders weigh 12.6 troy ounces.

£1,550

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b8296: Sterling Silver Arts & Crafts Teapot

Hallmarked In 1914

Hallmarked in Birmingham in 1914 by Liberty & Co., this stunning, Antique Sterling Silver Teapot, is in the Arts & Crafts style, and features a hammered finish and a wooden handle and finial. The teapot measures 6.25"(16cm) tall, by 9.5"(24cm) from handle to spout and weighs 20.4 troy ounces.

£1,575

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L4685: Sterling Silver Tea Caddy

Hallmarked In 1792

Hallmarked in London in 1792 by John Scofield, this very handsome, George III, Antique Sterling Silver Tea Caddy, is oval in shape, plain in style, and features reed detailing. The tea caddy measures 5.75"(14.5cm) tall, by 5.25"(13.5cm) wide, by 3.75"(9.5cm) deep and weighs 14.2 troy ounces.

£3,295

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L5234: Silver Plate Aesthetic Design Biscuit Box

Made Circa 1880

Made circa 1880, this stunning, Antique Silver Plated Biscuit Box, is modelled to resemble a Japanese fan, and is opened by twisting the handle at the top. The biscuit box measures 12.5"(32cm) tall, by 10"(25.5cm) wide when closed.

£3,975

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L2530: Sterling Silver Tea Caddy

Hallmarked In 1790

Hallmarked in London in 1790 by John Robins, this very fine, George III, Antique Sterling Silver Tea Caddy, has striking brightcut engraving around the base, top and lid, and a silver pineapple finial. On the front side there is a blank cartouche, while the other side is engraved with the initials ‘EW’. The tea caddy measures 6.5"(16cm) tall, by 5.5"(14cm) wide, by 4"(10cm) deep and weighs 15.9 troy ounces.

£4,775

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b1976: Sterling Silver Aesthetic Period Batchelor Tea Set & Tray

Hallmarked In 1878

Hallmarked in London in 1878 by Elkington & Co., this stunning, Aesthetic period, Victorian, Antique Sterling Silver Batchelor Tea Set & Tray, is wonderfully engraved throughout with naturalistic engraving and each piece carries an engraved crest. The design of the set is attributed to Dr. Christopher Dresser. The tray measures 13"(33cm) wide. The teapot measures 4.5"(12cm) tall, by 5"(12.5cm) from handle to spout and the other pieces are in proportion. The tea set and tray together weigh 46 troy ounces.

£4,975

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L1074: Sterling Silver Honey Skep

Hallmarked In 1810

Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1810 by Thomas Lamborn, this fantastic and very rare, Regency period, Antique, Sterling Silver Honey Skep, is beautifully crafted and stands on three ball feet, with a domed lid and a glass liner. The honey pot measures 5.5"(14cm) tall to the top of the ring handle, by 3.5"(9cm) in diameter, with a silver weight of 6.1 troy ounces.

£6,945

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L5373: Sterling Silver Pair Of Tea Caddies

Hallmarked In 1768

Hallmarked in London in 1768 by Henry Bailey, this stunning pair of George III period, Antique Sterling Silver Tea Caddies, feature Rococo chasing throughout, vacant cartouches, and removable lids. Each tea caddy measures 6"(15cm) tall, by 3.75"(9.5cm) wide, by 3"(7.5cm) deep. The pair together weigh 22.1 troy ounces.

£7,575

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L4156: Sterling Silver Coffee Set & Tray

Hallmarked In 1971

Hallmarked in London in 1971, 1976 & 1977 by Asprey & Co. Ltd., this striking, Mid Century Modern, Sterling Silver Coffee Set & Tray, features a bark effect finish and is a design by Gerald Benney. The tray measures 21"(53.5cm) wide, by 11.5"(31.5cm) deep, the coffee pot measures 9.5"(24cm) tall, by 8.5"(21.5cm) from handle to spout, and the sugar and cream are in proportion. The set together weighs 114.6 troy ounces.

£7,975

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b3832: Sterling Silver Neoclassical Tea Urn

Hallmarked In 1780

Hallmarked in London in 1780 by Hester Bateman, this handsome George III, Antique Sterling Silver Tea Urn, is in the Neoclassical taste, with bright cut engraved decoration and bead borders. The tea urn measures 14.25"(36cm) tall, by 6.75"(17cm) from handle to handle, by 7.5"(19cm) from spout to back, and weighs 33.1 troy ounces.

£8,795

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L1528: Sterling Silver Rotating Tea Urn

Hallmarked In 1795

Hallmarked in London in 1795 by James & Elizabeth Bland, this elegant, George III, Antique Sterling Silver Tea Urn, will rotate on the base, and is spherical in shape, featuring bright cut engraved decoration, engraved crests and lion mask drop ring handles. The tea urn measures 17"(43cm) tall, by 11"(28cm) in diameter and weighs an impressive 159 troy ounces.

£9,475

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L3607: Old Sheffield Plate Tea Machine

Made Circa 1790

Made in London circa 1790, this outstanding example of an Antique Old Sheffield Plate Tea Machine, features a larger rotating tea urn for refilling the 2 smaller tea urns on each side, which would have held 2 different types of tea. The tea machine measures 22"(56cm) tall, by 19"(48cm) wide, by 18"(46cm) deep.

£11,475

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L2492: Sterling Silver Set Of Tea Caddies

Hallmarked In 1797

Hallmarked in London in 1797 by Robert Sharp, this rare and exceptional quality, George III, Antique Sterling Silver Tea Caddy Set, comprises two oval tea caddies and a sugar caddy, all presented in the original box, and featuring reed decoration and engraved coats of arms to the bodies and crests on the lids. The box features silver mounts which are also engraved. The sugar caddy measures 6.5"(18cm) tall, by 7"(18cm) from handle to handle, and each tea caddy measures 6"(15cm) tall, by 5.5"(14cm) wide. The wooden box measures 8"(20cm) tall, by 17.5"(45cm) wide, by 7"(18cm) deep. The total silver weight of the set is 46.5 troy ounces. The arms engraved are those of the Reeve Family of Thwaite.

£13,750

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L5619: Sterling Silver Table

Hallmarked In 1927

Hallmarked in Sheffield in 1927 by Frank Cobb & Co., this incredible, Sterling Silver Table, is quite possibly unique, and is the first example of an all Sterling Silver silver table we have ever been able to offer. The tray, which is decorated with a shell and gadroon border, and engraved crest to the centre, can be removed from the base and used on its own. The table measures 19"(48cm) tall, by 27.75"(68cm) over the handles, by 16"(41cm) deep, and weighs an impressive 8.4kg (270 troy ounces).

£21,975

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