A simply gorgeous Early 19th Century Georgian Regency Silver Tea Service made by Solomon Hougham in London, 1816.
Each piece is delightfully engraved with floral decoration (including the spout of the teapot) and the rims have a gadroon mount in typical Regency fashion. There are many signs of quality within the service, not least the superb secret hinge set amongst the engraving on the teapot and the lovely original gilding in the cream jug and sugar bowl.
The tea pot pours beautifully and the complete tea set would be a joy in use on a daily basis as well as making a beautiful setting.
The condition is excellent throughout with crisp engraving and clear matching hallmarks. There are no dings, damage or repair.
MEASUREMENTS: Teapot length: (10.6") height (6.25") capacity 1600mm (2.75 UK pints) combined weight of the three pieces (32 ounces)
MARKS: Full set of English hallmarks (guaranteeing Sterling 925 standard solid silver) for London 1816, made by SOLOMON HOUGHAM (SH).