Antique 1892 English Sterling Silver Atkin Bros 4 piece Coffee Tea Set
Antique 1892 English Sterling Silver Atkin Bros 4 piece Coffee Tea Set. Presented is a wonderful, antique English sterling silver tea set made by the Atkin Brothers of Sheffield, England in 1892-93. Each piece has an attractive, rounded panel form body, really a rectangle with notched in corners and with fluting or ribbing on the lower half of the body and on the lids of both the teapot and the coffee pot. Each piece in this set has a fabulous crest of a lamb holding a flag above a banner that is inscribed with the Latin motto: "Innocens Non Timidus, " which translates to Innocent but not fearful. This is the crest of the Rowe family of York and Devon. The coffee and tea pots each have a nice wooden handle and finial. We can tell that the sugar bowl never had a lid because the other two pieces with lids have a corresponding lip where the lid meets the body and the sugar bowl has no lip around its rim to accommodate a lid. All of the pieces have a nice finish and patina and the interiors are clean. The interior of both the sugar bowl and creamer have a light gold wash. This set includes: 1 Coffeepot: 8 3/8 inches from handle to spout and 9 7/8 inches tall. 1 Teapot: 10 1/8 inches from handle to tip of spout and 5 3/4 inches tall. 1 Creamer: 4 1/2 inches from handle to spout and 3 3/4 inches tall.
1 Sugar Bowl: 3 1/4 by 6 1/2 inches and 3 3/4 inches tall. Each piece in this set is marked with the crown symbol for Sheffield, the lion passant for sterling silver and a maker's mark for the Atkin Brothers. The coffeepot, creamer and sugar bowl have a date letter a for the year 1893 and the teapot has a date letter Z for 1892.
This set is in fabulous condition, especially for its age. The wood on the coffeepot and the teapot are different colors, probably because they were made one year apart.
There may be some very tiny dings, but nothing that I could spot and only the most ridiculously minor surface wear. They are no dents, no breaks, no splits, no monogram removals and no repairs. The combined weight of the set is 1565 grams or 55.2 ounces. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Non-U. The seller is "robertcharlessilver" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Type: Tea/Coffee Set
- Material: Sterling and Wood
- Region: United Kingdom
- Maker: Atkin Brothers of Sheffield
- Composition: Sterling Silver
- Year Made: 1892-93