Item DescriptionA rather splendid silver plate coffee set by Richard Ford Sturges (Birmingham), consisting of a pot, jug and sugar bowl. The pot has a bird (an eagle?) as its finial and all three items are decorated with an engine turned band around the widest part of the body with a band of leaves above this and stand on four scrolled feet. There are several more pictures of the items at the end of these details. Approximate Size The pot is about 9 ¾” tall, the jug is 5 ½” tall and the sugar bowl is about 4” tall to the rim and 5 ¾” in diameter at its widest point. Condition The service is generally in very good condition with no significant dents or dings and no obvious wear to the silver plate. Specifically: Pot ~ the oval insulating bands on the handle have both been split and glued back together and the handle moves very slightly loose, presumably as a result of these splits. The inside is stained/tarnished and there are two tiny dimples on the lid. Jug ~ tarnishing to the inside (which might have been gilded originally) but no dents or dings. One of the feet is very slightly bent so it wobbles very slightly. Sugar Bowl ~ tarnishing to the inside but no dents or dings. It’s possible that this bowl may originally have had a lid but, if so, this is now missing. Age The maker’s marks include ‘1902’ but I don’t know if this is when it was made or the pattern number. Maker’s Marks The bottom of the pot is stamped as shown below ~ the jug and bowl don’t have ‘ STURGES ’ on them but the other marks are the same. Comments We are also selling a large silver plated galleried tray ~ please see our ‘Items for Sale’ list if you are interested ~ and will be happy to send them together (where possible) if you buy both. Please don’t hesitate to ask if you’d like a quote for combined P&P. OVERSEAS BUYERS please contact us for a shipping quote before bidding !
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