ANTIQUE 19thC VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER TENIERS TEA SERVICE, E FARRELL c.1816

ANTIQUE 19thC VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER TENIERS TEA SERVICE, E FARRELL c.1816

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19th Century Impressive Victorian silver Teniers style tea & coffee service, of inverted pear shape, exceptionally large size, heavy hauge and outstanding quality, the tea service profusely chased and applied with rustic scenes of Dutch merchants merry-making, inspired by the Dutch painter David Teniers, the finial modelled as a seated man with a pipe leaning on a barrell, the stand decorated with pierced cast scroll work and supported on three scroll feet.

Hallmarked English silver (925 ), London, Kettle year 1816 (a), Coffee pot year 1817 (b), Teapot 1826 (l), Sugar bowl year 1824 (i), cream jug year 1822 (g), Maker's mark EF for Edward Farrell.

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Antique 19th Century Impressive Victorian solid silver Teniers style tea & coffee service, of inverted pear shape, exceptionally large size, heavy hauge and outstanding quality, the tea service profusely chased and applied with rustic scenes of Dutch merchants merry-making, inspired by the Dutch painter David Teniers, the finial modelled as a seated man with a pipe leaning on a barrell, the stand decorated with pierced cast scroll work and supported on three scroll feet. Hallmarked English silver (925 Standard), London, Kettle year 1816 (a), Coffee pot year 1817 (b), Teapot 1826 (l), Sugar bowl year 1824 (i), cream jug year 1822 (g), Maker's mark EF for Edward Farrell.

Edward Farrell’s apprenticeship and early life is almost completely unrecorded. Although described in Holden's Triennial Directory of 1805-7 as a silversmith, we don’t have any information about his work until 1813, when he registered his first mark. The most productive phase of his career began when he associated with Kensington Lewis, a silversmith and retailer who counted the Duke of York among his prestigious clients.

Their collaboration lasted from about 1816, until the mid 1830’s and during this period Farrell was commissioned large and remarkable sculptural pieces. His flourishing imagination was influenced by 17th Century Flemish and German paintings. His tea services are often embossed with tavern and popular scenes inspired by Teniers the Younger’s genre paintings. Farrell also experimented unusual designs after the Renaissance and Baroque, as well as in the most popular Rococo revival.

After the death of the Duke of York, in 1827, he continued working in a smaller scale. The remarkable silver gilt candelabrum displayed at the Victoria and Albert Museum and featuring Neptune riding a seahorse is a significant example of Farrell’s creativity and skills. It was part of a large scale garniture ordered by the Duke of York probably around 1819.

CONDITION

In Great Condition - No Damage.

SIZE

KETTLE
Height: 43cm
Width: 28 x 23cm
Weight: 3725g

COFFEE POT
Height: 22cm
Width: 25 x 13cm
Weight: 990g

TEAPOT
Height: 18cm
Width: 25 x 16cm
Weight: 915g

SUGAR BOWL
Height: 11cm
Width: 18 x 14cm
Weight: 585g

CREAM JUG
Height: 10cm
Width: 15 x 10cm
Weight: 400g