Scottish 3-Piece Tea Service, 1840
3-Piece Tea Service - Bullet-shaped with chased flowers - Edinburgh 1840 by Marshall & Sons - Teapot: 16.6cm high; 15.2cm diameter; 26cm long; 1500mls capacity. Sugar bowl: 12.5cm high; 14cm diameter. Cream Jug: 17.8cm high; 8.3cm diameter. Combined weight: 1480g - SV/5962
This is an outstanding quality silver tea service comprising a teapot, sugar bowl and milk/cream jug. This Scottish teaset looks and feels fabulous, it is superbly hand-chased with flowers and leafy scrolls and has a good hefty weight. The chased decoration has been expertly done and is simply wonderful, but there are other attentions to detail that exemplify the high quality of this Vicotrian set: the pedestal foot on each piece is also chased, the teapot has a flower bud finial, the milk and sugar have richly gilt interiors and the handles of the sugar bowl are beautifully modelled as leafy scrolls. All three pieces are struck with matching hallmarks and it is as fine a tea service that you could wish to find!
Each piece bears an engraved crest & motto to one asymmetric cartouche whilst the cartouche on the opposite side remains blank. The crest depicts a stag's head and the motto reads "La Fortune Passe Partout" which translates to "Fortune Passes Over Everywhere" - these are the crest and the motto of the Scottish Rollo Clan.