ANTIQUE 19thC VICTORIAN SOLID SILVER CELLINI TEA SERVICE, MAPPIN & WEBB c.1893

Antique 19th Century extremely rare Victorian Solid Silver "Cellini" pattern large and heavy four piece tea & coffee set, consisting of coffee pot, teapot, sugar bowl and milk jug. The pattern is so called in honor of Benvenuto Cellini, the sculptor and goldsmith of the 16th Century considered by many as the greatest of all time. The set features a chased and embossed decoration of masks, animals, strap-work and flutes, caryatid ornate scroll handles. The teapot and the coffee pot with similarly decorated stepped cover, all on ornate stepped circular bases, inside richly parcel gilt.

Each piece Hallmarked English silver (925 Standard), London, year 1893 (S) and 1894 (T), Maker's mark J.N.M (John Newton Mappin) Mappin & Webb a jewellery company headquartered in the United Kingdom. Mappin & Webb traces its origins to a silver workshop founded in 1775. It now has retail stores in the UK and has held Royal Warrants to the British monarchs since 1897 till present day. The company's master craftsman Martin Swift is the current Crown Jeweller to the British monarchy.

CONDITION
In Excellent Condition - no damage.

COFFEE POT
Height: 27cm
Width: 19 x 12cm
Weight: 735g

TEAPOT
Height: 26cm
Width: 26 x 12.5cm
Weight: 955g

SUGAR BOWL
Height: 16cm
Width: 19 x 12cm
Weight: 475g

MILK JUG
Height: 21cm
Width: 11 x 8cm
Weight: 350g

REFERENCE NUMBER: A5133

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Location London
Designer / Brand Mappin & Webb
Period C.1893
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Condition pre-owned