Only suitable for sale within the UK, due to the ivory content in the teapot handle heat spacers. This item has been registered for exemption under the new Ivory Act and is legal to sell. We are happy for the registration number (NQQRHJKM) to be checked with the Animal & Plant Health Agency.
An outstanding late Georgian Old Sheffield Plate tea set, circa 1820 - 1830. Of flattened, circular form with heavily cast foliate scroll feet. Features capped scroll and reeded handles. The teapot with a flower finial, the sugar and cream jug with gilded interiors. Each piece features a rubbed in silver circle and the initial W.
In excellent order with light surface wear commensurate with age.
Each piece features the orb and cross mark for Blagden Hodgson & Co. of Sheffield, to the underside. The mark on the cream jug is rubbed, but still readable as Blagden, Hodgson & Co.
Approximate weight for all three pieces is 1.7 kilos.
Teapot: 29 cm length, 16.5 cm depth and 14.5 cm height.
Sugar: 20.5 cm length, 14.5 cm depth and 11.5 cm height.
Cream: 12.5 cm length, 8.5 cm depth and 13.5 cm height.