Georgian Silver Tea Set
Maker: Naphtali Hart
An elegant antique sterling silver tea set of rectangular form with gadroon borders and acanthus leaf mounted handles. Decorated with...
An elegant antique sterling silver tea set of rectangular form with gadroon borders and acanthus leaf mounted handles. Decorated with bands of bright cut dot engraving and a broad central band of acorns and leaves. The engraved silver finial is in the form of a flower. Original gilt interior to the jug and bowl. Weight 1154 grams, 27.1 troy ounces. Teapot contains 900 ml, height 15 cms, spread 29 cms. London 1816. Maker Napthali Hart.
This pretty antique silver tea set is in excellent condition with no damage or restoration. Fine, crisp engraving. No wear to the gilding. All pieces are marked and matching, there is even a silver mark to the teapot handle and lid finial. Pours beautifully. There is a tiny, very minor dink in the base of the cream jug. 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: Naphtali Hart
Naphtali Hart, no record of apprenticeship or freedom. 1st mark entered as bucklemaker in partnership with Duncan Urquhart 1791, address Clerkenwell Green. 2nd mark 1795, 3rd (2 sizes) 1802. 4th as plateworkers 1805, New Christopher St, Finsbury Square. 5th alone in 1812, King St, Finsbury Square. Hart continued to work alone until 1816 when the title became Hart & Harvey with his brother in law Henry Harvey. Hart was joined by his son John in 1828 as Naphtali Hart & Son and they entered a mark as watchmakers in 1833. Naphtali died in 1834 and John continued in business latterly described as wholesaler and retail clock and chronometer manufacturers and silversmith. Died 1858.
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