THIS STUNNING, ANTIQUE, VERY EARLY OLD SHEFFIELD SILVER PLATED SMALL TEA URN WAS PROBABLY MADE AROUND 1780 AND IT IS IN GENERALLY GOOD CONDITION. THE SILVER SURFACE IS SHOWING PRACTICALLY NO WEAR THROUGH TO THE COPPER EXCEPT FOR JUST A HINT ON THE TOP EDGE ONLY OF THE SQUARE BASE AND ON THE CIRCULAR TOP RIM OF THE URN, BASICALLY SHOWING ON THE AREAS OF BEADED DECORATION.
SEAM LINES CAN BE CLEARLY SEEN ON THE FINIAL ON THE LID AND ON THE BALL FEET. ON THE BACK OF THE URN THERE ARE ENGRAVED INITIALS. THERE ARE A COUPLE OF VERY MINOR SHALLOW DINGS OR DENTS NEAR THE MONOGRAMMED AREA, THE REMAINDER OF THE SURFACE OF THE URN IS EXCELLENT.
AT SOME POINT THE TAP HAS BEEN KNOCKED AND IT IS NOW A BIT ASKEW TO THE RIGHT. THE GENERAL DECORATION IS SIMPLE AND RESTRAINED AND THE URN IS OF AN UNUSUALLY SMALL SIZE, HOLDING 1.75 PINTS. THERE ARE NO MAKERS' MARKS THAT I CAN SEE. THE URN MEASURES 34CMS OR 13.5 INCHES IN HEIGHT WITH THE LID IN POSITION AND 18CMS MAX IN WIDTH.. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL SILVER OR PLATED ITEMS MAY NEED A POLISH ON ARRIVAL.THIS WOULD MAKE A GREAT ADDITION TO ANY OLD SHEFFIELD PLATE COLLECTION, ESPECIALLY AS IT IS SUCH AN UNUSUAL SIZE AND THE PLATING IS IN SUCH GOOD CONDITION. ALONG WITH OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST SO PLEASE TAKE A LOOK. The company does, however, in my opinion, still provide the most professional and reliable service compared with its competitors. All our items are packaged to a very high standard using NEW re-cycled polystyrene chips and NEW bubble wrap to protect from damage. We also use brand NEW cardboard boxes. When we receive feedback confirming receipt of an item we will also leave feedback for you. We also accept postal orders and bankers drafts. The item "ANTIQUE c1780 small crested OLD SHEFFIELD SILVER PLATED TEA URN 1.75 pints" is in sale since Sunday, October 4, 2015. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Silver Plate\Vases/Urns".
The seller is "funkyliz56" and is located in Reading, Berkshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.