French Sterling Tea Pot Cream Sugar with Silver Plate Tray - For Sale
French Sterling Tea Pot Cream Sugar with Silver Plate Tray
Good French sterling silver tea set comprised of tea pot, lidded sugar and cream made by Cesar Blondeau, Parisian silversmith active in 1899. The ovoid bodies of these pieces are decorated with large pearl borders, very appealing. The handles are decorated with chased foliate motifs, and the top knops are a charming confection of both the large pearls and the foliate elements. The lidded sugar is gold lined. The tray included with the tea set is made by Lapparra and Gabriel and is silver plate, not sterling. It has a matching pearl border and absolutely exquisite chased acanthus handles. The pieces are not monogrammed and a nice hefty weight. the combined weight of the three sterling pieces is 1325 grams! A very decorative set at a very appealing price. Buy it now and have it in time for Christmas!
Condition is good. Light signs of use on the tray. The tea pot top knop has a repair, nearly invisible and professionally done. The cream has mild deformation at the neck, again, hard to see but to be noted. Also the cream wobbles a bit. Please see photos for dimensions and marks.