Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Thé dansant

Neither slick nor fancy, but a charming institution none the less.
Maison Bertaux
28 Greek Street
Soho, London

A good and heavy Art Deco period four piece hallmarked silver and ivory mounted tea service comprising teapot, coffee pot, two handled sugar and milk jug, maker's mark for Mappin & Webb Ltd, each piece decorated with an engine turned style upper band and three pieces bearing engraved monogram, each on octagonal foot, all pieces assayed Sheffield 1937, the coffee pot 19cm high.

A good unusual and heavy George IV - William IV melon shaped bachelor's four piece tea service, comprising teapot, coffee pot, two handled sugar bowl and milk jug, the sugar bowl and milk jug having gilded interiors, the tea and coffee pots having unusual knop finials modelled as an open winged butterfly on a flowerhead, the coffee pot 10.2cm high, assayed London 1830.

A Royal Crown Derby Imari tea service, including an oval teapot and cover, 11cm h, printed mark and date code for 1918.

A George III oval mahogany and marquetry tea caddy, circa 1790, 11cm high, 15cm wide, 9cm deep.

A George III mahogany semi-elliptical tea table, circa 1780.


mamacita said...

Oh, I looooove Imari.

Pigtown-Design said...

Ohhh... looks like some of the things I got from Mark!

Olga Granda-Scott said...

mmm...i wish our culture included tea drinking more often. beautiful antiques and patisserie,