ANTIQUE 20THC FRENCH SOLID SILVER MAGNIFICENT 6PS TEA & COFFEE SET, PARIS C.1900

ANTIQUE 20THC FRENCH SOLID SILVER MAGNIFICENT 6PS TEA & COFFEE SET, PARIS C.1900

17,995.00

REFERENCE NUMBER: A3687

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DESCRIPTION

Antique early-20th Century French rare and magnificent six piece tea and coffee service, in the Louis XVI-style, composing of a huge kettle on stand with burner, coffee pot, teapot, covered sugar bowl, hot water jug and cream jug, each piece with swirl-fluted upper bodies, the lower bodies chased and embossed with armorials and allegories and ribbon-topped cartouches engraved with a family crest, cast handles terminating with ram's head junctions, the massive tea kettle chased with large panels depicting allegories of the four seasons, supported by a stand resting on hoof feet and embellished by large cast ram's heads.

Each piece engraved with the important armorials of the French noble family de Lestrange, with Latin motto "VIS VIRTUTEM FOVET" and a Coronet above. The service is exceptionally heavy and impressive (7 kilos of high-grade silver), incredibly crisp and detailed.

Each piece is Hallmarked French silver (950 high-standard), Paris, year 1900's, Maker's mark for D. THOREL, French silversmiths and retailers active in Paris in the late 19th / early 20th century.

TEAPOT

Height: 17cm

Width: 24.5 x 17cm

Weight: 850g

SUGAR BOWL

Height: 16.8cm

Width: 18.5 x 17.5cm

Weight:   730g

 

 

CONDITION

In Excellent Condition - no damage.

KETTLE & STAND

Height: 40cm

Width: 26.5 x 24cm

Weight:  3760g

COFFEE POT

Height: 25.8cm

Width: 20.5 x 17cm

Weight:  915g

 

WATER JUG

Height: 19.5cm

Width: 13.5 x 11cm

Weight:  475g

CREAM JUG

Height: 15cm

Width: 11 x 10cm

Weight:  260g

 

TOTAL SILVER WEIGHT: 6990g