An exceptionally fine three-piece sterling tea set with rich gilt interiors and handles that are not affixed to the pieces at the top (very unusual, please see photos). Just look at the colossal sugar bowl. All three pieces hallmarked Edinburgh (pronounced Edin' – burra) 1819 on base with "22320." Each piece has two cartouches, one on each with presentation inscription: "Presented by the Creditors on a sequestered estate to Robert Hight Esq. the Trustee 19th October 1819." Teapot: length 11 5/8 inches across handle and spout; height to handle tip 5 3/8 inches; base diameter 4 inches; weight 819 grams. Creamer: length 5 7/8 inches across handle and mouth; height to handle 4 inches; base diameter 2 ¾ inches; weight 288 grams. Sugar bowl: length over handles 8 3/8 inches; height to handles 4 1/8 inches; base diameter 3 ¼ inches; weight 461 grams. Condition: excellent.
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