Antique English Silver Rococo Tea & Coffee Set 1884
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This is a rare and exquisite four piece antique silver four piece tea & coffee set with hallmarks for the celebrated silversmith Charles Boyton, London, 1884.
This is a truly exquisite set with fabulous and beautiful top quality embossed decoration. Each piece is same date and maker.
In excellent condition with no dings or dents, please see photos for confirmation of condition.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 25 x Width 23 x Depth 15 - Height is of coffee pot
Height 20 x Width 25 x Depth 15 - Tea Pot
Height 14 x Width 13 x Depth 10 - Cream Jug
Height 13 x Width 20 x Depth 12 - Sugar bowl
Weight 67 troy oz - Weight is all 4 pieces
Dimensions in inches:
Height 10 inches x Width 9 inches x Depth 6 inches - Height is of coffee pot
Height 8 inches x Width 10 inches x Depth 6 inches - Tea Pot
Height 5 inches x Width 5 inches x Depth 4 inches - Cream Jug
Height 5 inches x Width 8 inches x Depth 5 inches - Sugar bowl
Weight 2.08 kg - Weight is all 4 pieces
Charles Boyton was a well known silversmith who was apprenticed in 1807 to William Seaman, Hull's Street, St. Luke's.
He registered his first hallmark in London Assay Office in 1825.
The workshop was active at 12 Europia Place, moving in 1830 to Wellington Street, St. Luke's. Further marks were entered in 1830, 1833, 1834 and 1838. From c.1849 the firm operated at Northampton Square, Clerkenwell (c. 1849-1904) under the management of Charles Boyton II (son of the founder, died 1899) and Charles Holman Boyton (grandson, died 1904).
In 1894 the business changed its title to Charles Boyton & Son and in 1919 to Charles Boyton & Son Ltd.
In the last period Charles Boyton (III) (son of C.H. Boyton) acted as governing director and the firm was active as wholesale manufacturer of silver and electroplate. The firm encountered economic difficulties and in 1933 a new company was created, entitled Charles Boyton & Son Ltd (active at Wardour Street from 1936 until 1977). In 1934 Charles Boyton (III) left the firm and opened his own business at 114 Marylebone Lane with retail premises at 98 Wigmore Street. His production in Art Deco style was engraved with a facsimile of his signature. The activity closed after 1948.
Charles Boyton c. 1825-1894
Charles Boyton & Son 1894-1919
Charles Boyton & Son Ltd 1919 - 1933
Charles Boyton & Son Ltd (new company) 1936-1977
Charles Boyton (III) 1934 - after 1948
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
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