Seller: regentantiquesuk (2,805) 100%, Location: London N4 1BX, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 303304962614 OUR LONDON SHOWROOMS OPEN MON to FRI 10am - 5pm And Alternate Saturdays Regent Antiques has been trading in London for three decades. We specialise in English and Continental antique furniture, silver and porcelain. Our main markets are Europe and North America and we export worldwide. Antique English William IV Silver Tea Set Edward Bernard & Sons London 1833 This is a rare and exquisite English William IV antique sterling silver three-piece tea set with full hallmarks for London 1833 and the makers mark of the highly sought after silversmiths Edward, Edward junior, John & William Barnard. This wonderful antique silver set comprises a teapot, a cream jug, and a sugar pot. They are of a very charming lobed melon shape and are stunningly embossed with very decorative leaves and berries. The borders and handles have exquisitely embossed foliate and floral decoration and the teapot features a splendid floral finial. All three pieces stand on gorgeous scroll feet. There is no mistaking its unique quality and design, which is sure to make this antique sterling silver tea set a treasured piece by any discerning collector. Condition: In excellent condition with no dings, dents or signs of repair. As antique items, the pieces show signs of use commensurate with age, these minor condition issues are mentioned for accuracy and, as seen in the accompanying photographs, the pieces display beautifully. Dimensions in cm: Height 16 x Width 28 x Depth 18 - Teapot Height 13 x Width 12 x Depth 16 - Saucer Height 12 x Width 22 x Depth 16 - Sugar pot Weight 50 troy ozDimensions in inches: Height 6.3 x Width 11.0 x Depth 7.1 - Teapot Height 5.1 x Width 4.7 x Depth 6.3 - Saucer Height 4.7 x Width 8.7 x Depth 6.3 - Sugar pot Weight 1.56 kg Edward Bernard & Sons - possibly the oldest manufacturing silversmith in the world, the origin of this business having been established by Anthony Nelme c. 1680. Francis Nelme inherited the business on the death of his father in 1722 and continued until 1739 when Thomas Whipham took over the business. On his death in 1756 his son Thomas Whipham jr took into partnership Charles Wright. Thomas retired in 1775 and the business was continued by Charles Wright. The business was amalgamated by Henry Chawner in 1786 and the latter son of Edward Barnard (I) became the foreman of the firm. Chawner was master to the first Edward Barnard (I) so that the connection of the Barnard family can be traced from 1773. In 1796 took into partnership John Emes that became the owner after the retirement of Chawner, maintaining Edward Barnard (I) as manager. Emes died in 1808 and his widow Rebecca took as partner Edward Barnard (I). Rebecca Emes withdrew in 1829 and Edward Barnard (I) became the proprietor with his son Edward Barnard (II), John Barnard and William Barnard, trading under the style Edward Barnard & Sons. After the retirement of Edward Barnard (I) the firm was continued by Edward Barnard (II) (1846-1851), John Barnard (I) (1846-1868), William Barnard (1846), Edward Barnard (III) (1868), Walter Barnard (1868-1903), John Barnard (II) (1868-1903), Michael Barnard (1896-1903), Stanley Barnard (1896-1903) and Robert Dubcock (1896). The firm was converted into a limited liability company in 1910 under the style Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd. In 1977 Edward Barnard & Sons Limited became a subsidiary of Padgett & Braham Ltd. CHRONOLOGY: Anthony Nelme, c. 1680-1721, Francis Nelme, 1721 - c.1739 Thomas Whipham, c. 1737-1756 Whipham & Wright, 1756-1775 Charles Wright, 1775-1785 the business was amalgamated with that of Henry Chawner in 1786 Thomas Chawner (sometimes in partnership with William Chawner), 1759-1786 Henry Chawner, 1786-1796 Chawner & Emes, 1796-1798 John Emes, 1798-1808 (widow Rebecca) Emes & Barnard, 1808-1829 Edward Barnard & Sons, 1829-1910 Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd, 1910 from 1977 a subsidiary of Padgett & Braham Ltd Our reference: 09793 Image gallery Take a tour of our London showrooms Write to us: Regent Antiques Manor Warehouse 318 Green Lanes London N4 1BX By Underground: Take Piccadilly line to Manor House station. Go to top of escalators and turn left. Take exit 7 and walk straight on for 10 metres. Manor Warehouse is on the right. By road: There is car parking available on site. 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