tea service

silversmith: Alice Burrows (active 1801-circa 1817);  silversmith: George Burrows (English, b.1781, d.1827); 

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tea service comprising tea pot, milk jug and sugar basin; the tea pot is oblong, on four bun feet, with a squared ebony handle, the hinged lid having a squared double layered flat finial; bears origin date and makers's mark for London, 1809, makers Alice & George Burrows; matching milk jug, of oblong shape on 4 bun feet, gilt interior and squared handles, bears marks for London, 1809, the maker's marks rubbed but discernible as Alice & George Burrows; the sugar bowl of similar shape has a reeded outer base rim on 4 bun feet, and bears marks for London, 1809, makers Alice & George Burrows.
This oblong shape became popular between 1805 and 1815 and teapots were then also raised up on feet. This meant the demise of the teapot stand. This design of set, incorporating oblong bodies and bun feet is one fo the least popular Georgian types.
Maker and role
silversmith: Alice Burrows (active 1801-circa 1817)
silversmith: George Burrows (English, b.1781, d.1827)
Production place
London, England
Production date
Media description
Sterling silver
teapot:150 x 280 mm
milk jug: 120 x 140 mm
sugar bowl: 120 x 140 mm
A.B over G.B - London hallmark makers mark for Alice Burrows (with George Burrows) hallmarked, London, 1809
Credit line
Foundation Collection, 1989
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through a significant donation from the OPENING DOORS fund, the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection, and Digitisation Champion Christine Bell
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