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Victoria Tea Service

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maker's mark of Edward Charles Brown, Victoria Tea Service, 1879, silver (sterling standard), ivory, and gilt, Museum Purchase: The William H. Nunn Trust Fund, established in memory of his wife, Alice B. Nunn, public domain, 80.46.1-4

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Title

Victoria Tea Service

Artist

Edward Charles Brown (English, active late 19th century)

Date

1879

Medium

silver (sterling standard), ivory, and gilt

Dimensions (H x W x D)

tray: 3/4 in x 16 1/8 in x 13 in; teapot: 4 1/4 in x 7 3/4 in x 4 5/16 in; sugar basin: 3 1/2 in x 5 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in; milk jug: 3 1/2 in x 3 5/8 in x 2 3/8 in

Collection Area

Western Decorative Art

Category

Silver

Object Type

tea service

Culture

English

Credit Line

Museum Purchase: The William H. Nunn Trust Fund, established in memory of his wife, Alice B. Nunn

Accession Number

80.46.1-4

Copyright

public domain

Terms

gilding

silver

sterling silver

tea services

Location

Belluschi Building

Hirsch Wing

2nd Floor

Anne K. Millis Galleries

Description

Hallmarks: London, 1879

This tea service, originally accompanied by small porcelain cups, is ornamented with bright-cut engraving, in which faceted carving gives a sparkling effect to the gilded surface. The motifs reflect the late-19th century fascination with Japanese design.

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