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 (7PNYSXS1) to be checked with the Animal & Plant Health Agency.
York silver tea service of plain squat, circular form with ornate bracket feet and leaf capped scroll handles. Comprises of teapot, sugar bowl and creamer. The service is free of inscriptions and engravings. The teapot features a flower and leaf knop with an ornate cast spout. The sugar bowl and creamer have gilded interiors.
Each piece is hallmarked for James Barber & William North of York 1836, 37 & 38. The town mark is the crowned leopards head, as this was often used in York silver. The actual York town mark is rarely seen. James Barber and William North were only registered with the York assay office. The crowned leopards head was not in use for London at this time.
In excellent order with light surface wear commensurate with age. No erasures to any piece.
Approximate weight is 1.329 kilos or 42.7 troy ounces.
Approximate dimensions are:
Teapot: 27 cm length, 16 cm height and 16 cm width.
Sugar: 13.5 cm length, 11.5 cm height and 15 cm width.
Creamer: 17.5 cm length, 11.5 cm height and 10 cm width.