A Victorian four piece silver tea service by George John Ric...
A Victorian four piece silver tea service by George John Richards, London 1851, comprising teapot, hot water jug, sucrier and milk jug, each of hexagonal baluster form with angled handles on scrolling feet, elaborately engraved with scrolling foliate detail, each bearing a griffin crest, inscription to teapot and hot water jug reading 'Presented to T.F. Sanger. Esq. for his unremitting attention to his Friend during a severe and dangerous illness, March 1851', teapot 18.cm high, gross weight 67ozt (4)
Overall good. All pieces show varying amounts of denting - most of the dents are concentrated to the facet edges, with some smaller dents to the bodies. All show moderate scratching and wear to the exterior and interiors.
Teapot: Fair order. several areas of solder repair, mostly concentrated to the facet edges and around the cover. See pictures for illustration. Decoration and engravings are crisp and clear. Knop is slightly loose. Cover opens smoothly and closes flush. Wobbles slightly on a level surface. Cracking to the ivory detail.
Coffee Pot: Good order. No splitting, thinning or signs of repair. Cover opens smoothly and closes flush. This does not sit flat on a level surface, and has a wobble. Cracking to the ivory detail. Engravings are crisp and clear.
Sugar bowl: Good order. Possible signs of solder repair around the base (see pictures for illustration). This does not sit flat on a level surface, and has a wobble. Engravings are crisp and clear.
Milk Jug: Good order. One of the feet is bent outwards (see picture for illustration). No splitting, thinning or signs of repair. This does not sit flat on a level surface, and has a slight wobble. Engravings are crisp and clear.
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