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Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872

Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
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  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
  • Antique Silver 4 piece Tea Coffee Service Martin Hall 1872
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Price: £4,750.00
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This stunning English sterling silver tea and coffee service comprises of a teapot, sugar bowl, cream jug and coffee pot. All pieces bear hallmarks for Sheffield 1872 and the makers mark of Martin Hall of the renowned Hall family of silversmiths.

All four items are of really superb quality and feature beautiful crisp bright cut engraved decoration, beaded borders and elegant finials. The sugar bowl and cream jug have lids, this is very rare as English antique silver sugar and cream jugs never have them.

An unusual, elegant and very attractive antique, from a very famous maker, a tea andcoffee service like this does not come along very often.

This  set will appreciate while it is used and will always be admired.

Condition:

In excellent condition with clear hallmarks and no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation.

 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 22 x Width 24 x Depth 11 - Coffee pot

Height 10 x Width 15 x Depth 7 - Cream jug

Height 12 x Width 21 x Depth 10 - Sugar bowl

Height 14 x Width 27 x Depth 10 - Tea Pot

Weight 75 troy oz - Weight of the set

Dimensions in inches:

Height 9 inches x Width 9 inches x Depth 4 inches - Coffee pot

Height 4 inches x Width 6 inches x Depth 3 inches - Cream jug

Height 5 inches x Width 8 inches x Depth 4 inches - Sugar bowl

Height 5 inches x Width 11 inches x Depth 4 inches - Tea Pot

Weight 2.33 kg - Weight of the set

Martin, Hall & Co -
the origin of the firm was in the partnership established in 1820 in Sheffield by Henry Wilkinson and John Roberts who traded as Wilkinson & Roberts. Wilkinson left the business and in 1846 John Roberts entered in partnership with Ebenezer Hall (his apprentice in 1836) under the style Roberts & Hall.

In 1854 Richard Martin (of Martin Brothers & Naylor) and Joshua Hall (brother of Ebenezer Hall) entered into the partnership under the style Martin, Hall & Co. In 1866 the firm was converted into a Ltd.

The factory was active at Shrewsbury Works, Broad Street Park, Sheffield with showrooms in London (where they were listed as manufacturing silversmiths and electroplated manufacturers, silver, plated and steel cutlers), Sydney, Birmingham and Glasgow.

The firm partecipated to the 1851 Great Exhibition, the Internation Exhibition (1862), the Sydney Exhibition (1879), the Melboune Exhibition (1881) and the 1915 British Industries Fair.

Besides its sterling silver and electroplated items the firm had a successful cheaper line of production on a patented white metal called "Martinoid".

Items made by Martin, Hall & Co were retailed by Wordley & Co - Liverpool, Ball & Edwards - Birmingham, Henry Ellis & Son - Exeter, Charles Nephew & Co - Calcutta, West & Son - Dublin, Goldsmiths Alliance Ltd - Cornhill, Pearce & Co - Leeds, Mappin Brothers - London, George Edward & Sons - Glasgow, James Aitchinson - Edinburgh, Mackay & Chisholm - Edinburgh and many other firms.

After WWI and a brief association of interests with Gladwin Ltd the firm went in liquidation and was struck off the register in 1936 (according to another source the business was sold to Frank Cobb & Co in 1931/1932).

 

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).

Satinwood

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: 08173E

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