Wood & Hughes Sterling Silver 5-Piece Tea & Coffee Service in Repousse Pattern by William Moir from 1800s
Wood & Hughes Sterling Silver 5-Piece Tea & Coffee Service in Repousse Pattern by William Moir , dating from the 1800s. Coffee pot (12" high by 10" wide; 31.6 troy ounces); Tea pot (10" by 10"; 29.1 troy ounces); Creamer (8 1/2" by 6"; 13.6 troy ounces); Sugar bowl (9" by 8"; 19.2 troy ounces); Waste bowl (4" x 6"; 12.2 troy ounces). Total weight: 105.7 troy ounces.
All of these pieces feature a beautifully detailed repoussé floral pattern. The two largest pitchers also have elegant detailing on the spouts as a wood pattern. As seen in the photos, the hallmark is for both Wood & Hughes and silversmith William Moir. Each piece is also engraved with the date of "April 29th, 1896" -- most likely the date that the set was presented to the original owners. Also please note the gilt interior of the waste bowl.
Wood and Hughes began in 1833 with a partnership between Jacob Wood, William Gale and Jasper Hughes. Both Wood and Hughes had been apprentices under Gale. The Gale and the Wood & Hughes firms grew to be, for a time, the largest manufacturers of silverware in the country.
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