A George III Antique English Silver Tea & Coffee Service

A George III Antique English Silver Tea & Coffee Service

London, 1804/5 by Digby Scott & Benjamin Smith

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Description

Height of urn: 14 1/2 in.<br /><br />

Probably the finest surviving tea and coffee service from the George III period, rivaled, according to that august judge Eric Shrubsole, only by the Jamaica Service in the Royal Collection, which is supposed to be nearly identical. This service is in mint condition. The crest and coronet are for the Duke of Buckingham and Chandos, of Stowe House, Buckinghamshire.<br /><br />

Provenance:<br />
Sotheby's, London, 10 Feb. 1949, lot 123, 220 GBP hammer to Oliver<br />
The Lipton Tea Company, Hoboken, NJ, since early 1950s<br /><br />

Exhibitions:<br />
The Lipton Collection, The Portland Museum of Art, Feb-March, 1954, no. 99 (illustrated)<br />
An Exhibition of the Lipton Collection of Antique English Silver, Henry Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, CA, Jan-Feb. 1956, no. 81, pp. 41-2, (illustrated) had a small creamer<br />
The Lipton Collection: Antique English Silver Designed for the Serving of Tea, The Dayton Art Institute, Oct. 1958, no 104 (illustrated).<br /><br />

This set has been authorized for sale by the DEC (Identification number 29-10 issued 11-18-21) indicating that it and the the ivory incorporated in it has been accepted as an antique, and can be sold interstate and intrastate in New York.

Dimensions

Weight 369 oz. 16 dwt.
Stock No H0257

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