Collis & Co, engraved Victorian Plate Tea Set c 1855, style Georgian Revival. Very finely hand engraved decoration. All three pieces have a crest for the Lawson baronets.His foot resting on a quatre-foil, in mouth a trefoil slipped vert. (Fairbairn's book of crests of the families of Great Britain and Ireland). This is a very fine tea set of the Georgian style made circa 1855 Victorian time, when many antique and classical styles were in high regard, and enjoyed a revival. The set is made by one of the smaller but finest makers; George Richmond Collis & Co. In 1854 opened a branch at 130 Regent Street, London. The set is of high quality and marked; C & Co under crown in cartouche, this particular version of the Collis mark has been used prior to 1870, the Gothic letters EPGS for electroplated German silver. A1 silver plate quality indication.
Approximate measurements are: Teapot; 9"H x 9"Wincl. Handles, without handles 5.25"W, x 5.5"H, 1.25lb weight. Creamer; 6.5"H x 4.5"Wincl. Flaws; the tea pot finial ivory and insulators has deteriorated. The top of circular handle shows a dent, the tea pot's body has a small dent.
All three pieces have normal surface rubs and some (very) fine scratches consistent with its age. The German silver has long been in existence as it could be traced back to as far back as early 18th century. Eveloped in Germany by the German metal workers in imitation of the Chinese alloys to be used as a substitute for silver since silver is highly expensive. The German silver is also known as the Nickel silver. These terms "German silver" and "Nickel silver" could be used interchangeably.It is silver -white alloy of Copper, Zinc and Nickel. The German silver does not contain any trace of silver. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Silver Plate\Teapots & Sets". The seller is "peterv3566" and is located in this country: NL. This item can be shipped worldwide.