9-Piece Sterling Silver Tea Set by Bixby Silver Company
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Featured here is a
beautiful sterling tea service from the
Bixby Silver Company of Providence, Rhode Island. This massive tea set, simply called "1285," features a delicately
hand engraved floral design, is accented with intricate and playful scrollwork, and has finials and insulators made from precious ivory.
The stately, engraved floral pattern and scrolls are breathtaking and contrast smartly with the rigidity of the pattern’s octagonal forms and squared handles. This sterling silver tea service
weighs an impressive 280 troy ounces and features a tea pot, coffee pot, kettle with stand, hot water urn, water pitcher, creamer, sugar bowl, waste bowl, and matching waiter tray. Out-of-the-ordinary features of this particular set are its height and weight.
The hot water urn is 18 inches tall and weighs 97 troy ounces! The water pitcher is 8 inches tall and weighs 24 troy ounces. Additionally, the waiter tray measures 18 by 24 inches. Each piece in this set features an elegant monogram that reads "NGK." As this extraordinary tea set illustrates, the Bixby Silver Company has a reputation for sophisticated sterling silver design acumen and stunning artistry. Started in 1896, Bixby Silver Company created a great number of outstanding sterling designs. An extremely rare find, Bixby Silver Company’s "1285" tea service is certain to be the delight of any silver collector, or someone simply looking for a REALLY great set. The set particularly complements a number of classic sterling silver patterns, including Kirk Stieff’s
Old Maryland-Plain and Schofield Co.’s
Lorraine patterns. If you are interested, purchase it while it is available. For the fun this set will bring to generations worth of important occasions and events, you’ll never miss the money. People will come to your parties just to marvel at the hot water urn!