Stag Hunt Pattern Tea Equippage Set
Tea Equippage Set - Stag Hunt pattern - London 1880 by Henry Lias & James Wakeley - 115g weight of silver; case = 19cm x 11.5cm - BU/1080
Designed during the Regency period by Thomas Stothard, Stag Hunt pattern depicts a scene showing a stag being brought to ground by a pack of hounds to the front of the handles, whilst to the reverse is a collection of hunting regalia: horn, quiver of arrows and scarf. Additionally, the two bowls of the sugar tongs feature a mask of Diana, Roman goddess of hunting.
Comprising a tea caddy spoon, a ladle and a pair of sugar tongs, this set was made by the London firm of Henry Lias and James Wakely and as emblazoned on the purple silk inside cover, retailed in Bath by Payne & Company.
The three pieces in this set are silver-gilt with the raised sections of the scenes in silver and the backgrounds and bowls in gold. This is a very high quality boxed silver tea equippage set in a very sought after pattern. The original case has preserved the set in fabulous condition.