I am finally offering up my most cherished antique. This exquisite British Georgian Sterling Tea Service in classic, fluted design was produced in London over the years 1810 & 1811 by silversmiths Alice & George Burrows. Alice Burrows was a contemporary of Ann Bateman, daughter of Hester Bateman. Alice was the silversmith and wife of George Burrows I. After his untimely death, she paired up with her son, George Burrows II, and registered their assay mark. This service was made as a wedding gift to Alice's younger son, Peter, and daughter-in-law, Elizabeth. It is monogrammed with a script "B." (See full hallmarks). The creamer and sugar were presented first (1810), and then the teapot completed the service in 1811, for their first anniversary. The Sterling Tea Service was the central, elegant piece in any well-to-do Georgian home.
The creamer and double-handled sugar bowl are gold washed inside. All pieces have four lovely ball feet. The teapot bears the most clear assay marks for this time I've ever seen, with matching assay/date mark on the teapot lid. The classic wooden handle and finial of the teapot is slightly worn.
The weight of the teapot is 640 grams; the sugar 370 grams; and the creamer 260 grams. The teapot is 11 inches spout to handle. It is 6 inches tall and 4 5/8 inches in width. The double-handled sugar pot is 8 inches handle to handle. The body width is 4 inches, and body length is 5 1/4 inches. The body height (including the ball feet) is 3 inches and height from table to handle is 4 3/4 inches. The creamer is 5 3/4 inches, lip to handle. Body width is 3 1/8 inches. Body length is 4 1/2 inches. Body height is 3 inches, and it is 4 3/8 inches from table to handle.
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Item ID: 00389
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