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An early twentieth century silver three piece tea service, comprising teapot, coffee or hot water pot and a cream jug, each of octagonal sided tapering form to a pedestal base, with reeded border detail, stained wood handles and finials, and the coffee pot with later personal engraving. Hallmarked Mappin & Webb Ltd., Sheffield 1916 and 1917. Maximum height of coffee pot measures 10 1/2 inches (26.5 cm), gross weight 44.14 ozt (1372.7 grams).
All three pieces display some general surface scratches, marks, wear and tarnishing commensurate with the age and use. Notable dint to one side of main body of coffee pot. On the teapot, the area around the spout is slightly compressed. Further small dints and bumps, mainly to tea and coffee pots. These two also wobble a little. The handle on the teapot is loose and one of the fixing pins is missing. Coffee pot handle is also a little loose. The hinged lids both appear in good working order. Some of the hallmarks appear rubbed but mostly legible. With corresponding part hallmarks to lids.