Victorian James Dixon & Son Silver Plate Tea Set

A beautiful Victorian antique four piece silver plated tea set by James Dixon and Sons, founded in 1806 and one of the most famous silversmiths and platers in Sheffield.  The firm exhibited at the Great Exhibition in 1851, being awarded several prizes in different classes for silver and Britannia metal.  

The set is oval in form with decorative shaping. The panels created by the shaping are in-filled with lovely floral engravings. There is banding to top and bottom of each piece with an outside edge of tiny hearts.

A fabulous set to put on display.

Hallmarked James Dixon and Sons of Sheffield, together with the Trumpet and Banner.

Dimensions:

Tea Pot

Height to top of lid: 6.5" (16.5 cm)

Handle to spout width: 10" (25.5 cm)

Diameter:  4" (10 cm) x 2.5" (6.5 cm)

Coffee Pot / Hot Water Jug

Height to top of lid: 7.5" (18.5 cm)

Handle to spout width: 7.5" (18.5 cm)

Diameter: 2.5" (6.5 cm) x 2" (4.5 cm)

Milk Jug

Height: 4" (10 cm)

Handle to spout width: 5.5" (14 cm)

Diameter: 3.5" (9 cm) x 2" (5 cm)

Sugar Caddy

Height: 3" (7.5 cm)

Handle to handle width: 6" (15 cm)

Diameter: 3" (7.5 cm) x 2" (5 cm)

 

There are some minor scratches to the set and a slight indentation to the tea pot (not noticeable), adding charm to the set, which should be expected considering age.