A very good sterling silver Art Déco tea and coffee service with associated tray


A very good sterling silver Art Déco tea and coffee service with associated tray
Sheffield 1937/38 by Mappin & Webb

The teapot, coffee jug, cream jug and sugar bowl have a cushion shaped form and convex fluted rounded corners onto four alantoid shaped feet. The body of each piece shows subtle ornaments of an iconic Art Deco style stepped fluted decoration to the upper border as well as to the decoration to the feet. The teapot and coffee jug are fitted with plain flush hinged covers with scalloped rims, their covers are fitted with tapering scalloped shaped ivory and silver finials. The coffee jug and cream jug are both fitted with a trunkated spout. The sugar bowl has plain handles with flower motif decorated terminals. The sugar bowl – an aspect which is unusual in english silver – has got its own lid.

This fine four piece service is displayed on an associated Art Déco style tray whose corners and shaped handles are ornamented with similar decoration to that exhibited on the feet of the tea service pieces.

A splendid original coffee and tea set with tray of the Art Déco era of exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. The hallmarks to the set are very clear. A good gauge of silver without any personal engraving, damage or repair.
The set dated 1938, the tray 1937.

Tea pot:
Length: 27.4 cm; Depth of body: 10.8 cm; Height to the knob: 14.1 cm
Weight: 796.8 g / 28.1 oz; Capacity: 1.25 ltr. / 2.6 Pints

Coffee pot:
Length: 19.5 cm; Depth of body: 7.9 cm; Height to the knob: 19.3 cm
Weight: 660.5 g / 23.3 oz; Capacity: 0.8 ltr. / 1.69 Pints

Cream jug:
Length: 14.7 cm; Depth of body: 6.9 cm; Height to the rim: 7.3 cm
Weight: 231.6 g / 8.17 oz

Sugar bowl:
Length: 14 cm; Depth of body: 7.7 cm; Height to the knob: 10.2 cm
Weight: 334.1 g / 11.78 oz

Length (handle to handle): 56 cm; Length (without handles): 49 cm; width: 29.5 cm
Weight: 2069.5 g / 73 oz

Total weight: 4092,5 g / 144.36 oz