Sterling Silver Tea & Coffee Service
Silver Tea & Coffee Service by Joseph Angell. Hallmarked 1818, 1819. It took two years to create this masterpiece. The detail is incredible and it’s easy to see the value and the amount of effort that went into producing this service. It has an oriental influence in the design and has cherubs frolicking and eating grapes. A wild boar is the main pouring handle anchor and the handles have ivory insulators. There are highly polished areas and filigree areas of infinite detail. Much of it done with a tiny punch and hammer to get the background finish. A previous or original owner had a horse head engraved into the silver usually where the family crest or initials would go. Maybe it is a family crest. Museum quality. Exquisite. The Tea pot size: 10.5″ L x 6″ H x 6.5″ W. Coffee pot size: 11″ H x 9.5″ L x 5.5″ W. Sugar bowl size: 9″ L x 5″ H x 6″ W. Milk jug size: 6.5″ L x 4.25″ H x 4.5″ W. I purchased it at Fortunoff’s on 5th Avenue, New York, NY.