Superb Edwardian silver half fluted Tea Set , hallmarked Chester 1905 & 1906 by John Millward Banks
A superb, solid silver 3-piece Bachelor's Tea Set, comprising Tea Pot, Milk Jug and Sugar Bowl. In oblong form, with classical styling, the set is beautifully designed. Each piece has a elegant fluted design around the base and stands on a single foot. The handles on the Milk Jug and Sugar Bowl are particularly attractive and the Tea Pot has a wonderfully designed ebony handle, which feels lovely and tactile and is a great shape to hold in the hand. The spout is elegantly proportioned and there is a lovely oval ebony and silver finial to the top of the teapot lid for lifting.
Hallmarks are visible on all the three pieces for the Chester Assay Office with date marks for 1905 on the Sugar Bowl and 1906 on both the Tea Pot and the Milk Jug, along with the Silvermaker's mark on each piece for John Millward Banks.
Condition: This tea set is in great antique collector's condition. A fabulous set!
Hallmarks and Maker's marks: Chester 1905/1906 by John Millward Banks.
Tea pot: Height: 13.3 cm approx including finial.
Sugar Bowl: Height: 9.5 cm approx.
Milk Jug: Height: 8.1 cm approx.
Tea pot: 388 grams approx. Milk Jug: 100 grams approx. Sugar bowl: 151 grams approx.