A French first standard silver Rococo style five-piece tea and coffee service, with original canteen
by Antoine Cosson; retailed by Cosson-Corby, Paris, mid-19th century
Comprising: a kettle on lampstand; a tea pot; a coffee pot; a covered sugar bowl and a cream jug, monogrammed "MB"; together with original brass-mounted mahogany fitted canteen, the lockplate inscribed "Medaille de 1ere Classe / COSSON - CORBY Fab. d'Orfèvrerie / 13 Place du Pont Neuf à Paris / à l'Exposition Univ de 1855," total silver weight approximately 248oz troy (6).
the kettle height to finial 13 3/4in (35cm); length 11in (28cm)
the canteen height 10 1/2in (26
5cm); width 29in (73.5cm); depth 17in (43cm)