Elegant Antique French Silver Coffee and Tea Full Service By TETARD Frères.
This impressive set consists of 4 pieces all decorated in the same style of ‘Pan Coupes’ or cut sides.
The Coffee Pot stands the tallest at 9.25 inches. The main body is circled on the upper part and on the rounded pedestal by a wreath of silver pearls.
The Finial is rounded and again surrounded by silver pearls, while the handle is cut out in Mahogany.
The Tea Pot stands a little lower at 7.67 inches, and slightly rounded showing the same silver pearl lines and the Mahogany handle.
The Sugar Pot is made completely out of silver and has a dome shaped lid topped by the same finial as the remainder of the set. It measures 6.29 inches.
Finally the charming Milk Pot is a little tinier and stands at 5.11 inches high with again the Mahogany handle and the silver pearls that show on the larger pieces.
We are adding a Plated Silver Tray –which is not weighed-. The Tray is in good condition with the Silver plate intact. It shows a line and pearl pattern along the edges and goes perfectly with the set.
The are only two very very tiny dots that show on the tea pot’s spout at it base, otherwise all pieces are in Excellent condition.
The Weight above give does NOT include the tray.
However it does include the mahogany handles which were not removed.
The Hallmark is Minerve 1 -1st title (950/1000) – 1838 to 1919 – Paris
The Makers Mark is for TETARD Frères which was registered in 1903.
It shows a kettle with TF res underneath. On our pieces we also show the name written out.
TETARD Frères took over from Edmond Tétard. Their mark was registered in 1903.
They were located 4 rue Beranger at the limit of the Marais part of Paris.