An Art Déco sterling silver tea service, Birmingham 1937 by Joseph Gloster

Item number: 59026

An Art Déco sterling silver tea service,
Birmingham 1937 by Joseph Gloster

Rounded body with stepped base standing on four feet. The body is decorated with concentrically arranged circles and the top of the milk jug and the sugar bowl are finished horizontally. The teapot with rounded handle and recessed lid. Handle and lid knob made of ebony.
A beautifully shaped and very unusual tea service from the height of the Art Deco style. The special charm of the work is not just the extremely reduced, almost modern design, but also the recessed lid in the middle of which the lid knob has been recessed. As a special effect, this results in a strikingly harmonious design that is neither interrupted by the lid nor its knob.

The Joseph Gloster silverware factory

J. Gloster Ltd. was founded in 1880 and existed until the late 1960s. The company was based at the Lion Silver Works, Hockley Hill in Birmingham, England. The company produced silverware in both sterling silver and silver plated and was known for craftsmanship in execution and unconventional designs. Gloster Ltd. had its own design studio and filed a large number of patents for the solution of construction-related problems in the processing of silver. This is also reflected in the extraordinary realisation of the lid.

25 cm / 9.84″ length, 9.4 cm / 3.7″ width, 14.4 cm / 5.66″ tall; 599 g / 19.25 oz, Capacity: 1.13 Litres

Milk jug:
14.7 cm / 5.78″ length, 7.7 cm / 3.03″ tall; 172.8 g / 5.55 oz

Sugar basin:
15.9 cm / 6.25″ length, 7.7 cm / 3.03″ tall; 190.8 g / 6.13 oz

Any decoration shown otherwise is solely for the purpose of illustrating the dimensions and forms no part of the offer.