Item: 3-piece Tea Service Description: 'Victoria's Empire'
Hallmark: Sheffield 1886-89 by John Round Dimensions:
230mm long x 120 mm high; 1 pint volume (teapot); 650 g weight
Comments: A superb and extremely rare silver
tea set celebrating the empire of Queen Victoria. All three pieces are
superbly decorated with the national flowers and symbols of the Union;
English rose, Scottish thistle, the Irish shamrock and harp and Welsh
leeks in the form of scrolls. The spout is supported by a kangaroo for
Australia and a lion for Africa. The finial to the hinged cover is in the
form of the Union crown and the thumb piece of each handle is the form of
The quality and condition of this tea service is
outstanding, the decoration is extremely crisp throughout and the
interiors of the cream jug and sugar bowl are gilt. A superb set.
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