A Victorian Silver Plated Coffee Service
This is a fabulously over-the-top, silver plated Coffee service and would have been in the home of a wealthy family, or a family that aspired to be so. It is heavily decorated in the roccoco style with a repoussed body and engraved flowers , .The handle has a small porcelain ring(insulator) inserted at the top and bottom to protect the user from the heat being generated down the handle. Note the size of the sugar bowl, at this time people would take lots of sugar in their tea and coffee.
The silver plate is in very good condition and the body has no dinges or cracks, there is a little staining inside the pieces which is usual for a service of this age.
Dimensions: tea pot 27cm x 15cm x 20cm high.