Antique Silver Tea Set
Date: 1868 - 1869
Maker: Edward Barnard & Sons
An excellent quality 4 piece sterling silver tea set of rounded form with engraved and embossed decoration. The teapot and...
An excellent quality 4 piece sterling silver tea set of rounded form with engraved and embossed decoration. The teapot and coffee pot have attractive shaped finials, the jug and bowl have a gilt interior.
Contains – teapot 1400ml, coffee pot 1400ml.
Weight 2121 grams, 68.1 troy ounces.
Height of teapot 19.5 cm (to top of finial), spread 24 cm.
Maker Barnard Brothers.
This lovely antique silver tea set is in very good condition. The engraved and embossed decoration is crisp. The gilt interiors are bright. All pieces (underside and lid) are stamped with English silver hallmarks; the coffee pot, sugar bowl and milk jug with date stamp for 1868, the teapot with date stamp for 1869. Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
Maker: Edward Barnard & Sons
This old established manufacturing silversmith business was started by Anthony Nelme c.1680 passing to Francis Nelme on his death in 1722. Thomas Whipham took over the business in 1739, passing it to his son Thomas Whipham jr in 1756 who took into partnership Charles Wright. The Barnard's involvement started in 1786 when the business was taken over by Henry Chawner; Chawner had been Edward Barnard I’s master and Barnard’s son Edward became foreman of the firm. In 1796 John Emes became a partner and after the retirement of Chawner, Emes became owner maintaining Edward Barnard II as manager. Emes died in 1808 and his widow Rebecca Emes took as partner Edward Barnard II. Rebecca Emes retired in 1829 and Edward Barnard I took over with his son Edward Barnard II, John Barnard and William Barnard, trading under the name Edward Barnard & Sons. After the retirement of Edward Barnard I the firm was continued by Edward Barnard II (1846-1851), John Barnard I (1846-1868), William Barnard (1846), Edward Barnard III (1868), Walter Barnard (1868-1903), John Barnard II (1868-1903), Michael Barnard (1896-1903), Stanley Barnard (1896-1903) and Robert Dubcock (1896). The firm became a limited liability company in 1910 as Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd. In 1977 Edward Barnard & Sons Limited became a subsidiary of Padgett & Braham Ltd.
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