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Antique Silver 5 piece Tea Coffee Service & Tray Martin Hall 1874

Antique Silver 5 piece Tea Coffee Service & Tray Martin Hall 1874 Sold

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Coming from Martin Hall, a maker that was originally formed in Sheffield in 1820 and who exhibited in the Great Exhibition of 1851, we have a five piece antique silver tea and coffee set of a quality that you will not see very often.

This stunning English sterling silver tea and coffee service comprise a teapot, sugar bowl, cream jug, coffee pot and tray. All pieces bear clear hallmarks for Sheffield 1874 and also the makers mark of Martin Hall - one of the renowned Hall family of silversmiths.

All five items are of the very best quality and feature copious amounts of crisp, bright, cut engraved decoration with beaded borders and elegant finials to both the teapot and the coffee pot.

It is especially nice to be able to offer this tea and coffee service with its original and matching silver tray which adds a considerable amount of style and class to the service when it is used. We appreciate however that for many owners this set is likely to be given pride of place in a display cabinet, perhaps being used on only the most special of special occasions.

We offer this lovely Martin Hall tea and coffee service for sale in excellent condition with clear hallmarks and no dings, dents or signs of repair. We invite you to view the gallery of photographs in order to confirm this and to see for yourself just how desirable this service is.

The combined weight of the pieces in this set is 5.32 kg or 171 troy oz.

To View This Antique Martin Hall Silver Tea & Coffee Service in Person

It is always best to inspect any item that you are considering investing in personally if you possibly can and we recommend that you pay a visit to our north London showroom in order to see this Martin Hall five piece silver tea and coffee service for yourself. Whilst you are in the showroom you will also be able to view our other items of antique silverware, tableware, cutlery and other sterling silver items.

It is advisable however, if you do intend to make a journey specifically to see this Martin Hall silver tea and coffee service to contact us ahead of your proposed visit in order to confirm that they are still available as they may have already have been reserved or sold. Please quote the item’s unique reference number, as shown above, when contacting us so that we know which of our many pieces you wish to discuss with us.

Regent Antiques – London Showroom Opening Hours

You are invited to visit our north London showroom which is open to the public on Monday to Friday between the hours of 10am and 5pm for you to view and inspect this lovely Martin Hall silver tea and coffee set, with tray. We open occasionally on Saturdays but you are advised to contact us before making a journey on a Saturday as we do not open every week and would not want you to have a wasted trip.

If You Would Like More Information

To discover more about this lovely antique silver tea and coffee set and to ask any questions that you might have about this or any other item we are offering for sale, please contact us and talk to our in-house antiques experts by calling the number as shown above or by email if you prefer. When contacting us please have to hand the item reference, also shown above, so we can be sure about which item you are interested in.

Shipping, Delivery and Returns

This is a very unusual and collectable item and we want it to reach you in the same, excellent condition that it leaves us in. It will require expert packing and transportation in order to ship it safely to your address. We can deliver this 5-piece tea and coffee service to almost any location across the world and we will of course arrange the packing for you. However, before purchasing, please contact us for a shipping quotation so that we can fully understand and address your requirements. Please note that we deliver free of charge to mainland UK destinations.

If you are not satisfied with the item you receive, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee in accordance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be responsible for the return shipping fees for this Martin Hall silver tea and coffee service unless we have inaccurately described it in some way and you do not receive the item as described. You must return the article in its original packaging and condition.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 3 x Width 66 x Depth 40 - Tray

Height 32 x Width 25 x Depth 15 - Coffee Pot

Weight 171 troy oz - Weight of set

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 inch x Width 2 feet, 2 inches x Depth 1 foot, 4 inches - Tray

Height 1 foot, 1 inch x Width 10 inches x Depth 6 inches - Coffee Pot

Weight 5.32 kg - Weight of set

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.

Our reference: 08037