Beautiful Chased Silver plate 'Bullet' Teapot & Coffee pots (set) early to mid c.1800s
Incredible condition given their age, fine chased ornate design. With handle heat protector discs. These beautiful pieces would have been purchased by an elegant and affluent English Victorian stately home, the 'bullet' design of the teapot in the ornate French style of early 1800s this syle of teapot dates back to the mid 1700s, and the inclusion of a fine coffee pot means this family was very well off as both tea and coffee were expensive commodities at that time and in great demand, tea from China and India by the fast tea clippers of the East India Company and coffee from the West Indies. Just picking them up and handling them you can feel the weight and quality and then admire the engraving and highly reflective silver finish and appreciate you are holding a perfectly usable fine tea and coffee pot that's 170 to 180 years old, a time when a young queen Victoria had just come to the throne, the first steam boats were crossing the Atlantic to the America's, Charles Darwin has just sailed to south America in H.M.S. 'Beagle' , Isambard Kindom Brunel began digging the Themes river tunnel,.The 1st adhesive postage stamps, the" Penny Blacks"
were issued. Our vast railway network was in its infancy and the British commonwealth was expanding, photography had just been invented. These beautiful items are steeped in the history of early Victorian England.
Made By the fine silversmith
JOHN HARRISON & CO LTD
Norfolk Lane (1833-1843) and Norfolk Works 116-122 Scotland St, (1843-1865).
The firm became John Harrison & Co in 1866 and John Harrison & Co Ltd in 1873.
Shipped tracked and insured for £8