Sterling silver sugar basin & cream jug set, Victorian Arts & Crafts style, 1884
Victorian sterling silver sugar basin and cream jug in the Arts and Crafts style, hallmarked for London 1884 and made by Daniel and Charles Houle.
The Arts and Crafts movement is reflected in the simplicity of the design of these two pieces. Their chubby rounded bowls are complimented by simply scrolled handles and three ball feet. Very classy and very elegant.
It is not known whether these two pieces ever formed part of a tea set. They would certainly compliment a silver or porcelain coffee or tea set now. However, as a twosome they would also make a good "strawberry set" for two - the creamer is charming but a little small for more than two portions.
The pieces are relatively heavy for their size, having a silver weight of (approximately 8.3 troy ounces). This gives them a robust feel which is very luxurious in a precious metal!
Dimensions are as follows:
Sugar basin diameter 8cm/3.25 inches; height (excluding handles) 5.5cm/2.1 inches
Cream jug diameter 6.5cm/2.5 inches; height (excluding handle and spout 4.5cm/1.75 inches
Postage will be by signed and tracked delivery.
Please view the photographs carefully to ensure you are happy with the description and condition before bidding. I am always willing to answer queries and provide more photographs on request.
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