A Victorian oak cased silver four-piece tea and coffee service with an extensive silver Venetian / Italian table service of flatware
by Martin Hall & Co Ltd, London 1877
The tea and coffee service of tapering cylindrical form, with four polished bands between bands of profuse acanthus leaf scrolls over a stippled ground, the central band with vacant shield reserve on either side, the pots with shallow dome covers and ball finials, handles with ivory insulators.
Underside with incuse pattern number 8496.
The table service of flatware comprises:
Twelve table forks
Fourteen table spoons
Fourteen dessert forks
Fourteen dessert spoons
Seventeen pairs of fish knives and fish forks
Eleven teaspoons, another six smaller / egg spoons
Six salt spoons, one mustard spoon, two pastry forks, two butter knives, a sugar sifter spoon, a pair of sugar tongs, a caddy spoon
Three sauce ladles
A pair of fish servers
A pair of asparagus servers
A stilton scoop
Two basting spoons and a
Weight of flatware service 253oz.
All contained in an oak travelling box, with four fitted lift-out compartments for the flatware.