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It is an antique silver tea service in a wooden box with

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It is an antique silver tea service in a wooden box with handles. It was presented to John Duffield Esq from the congregation of St Botolph's Aldersgate in May 1864. It consists of tea pot, coffee pot, cream ewer, sugar bowl, sugar tongs and engraved waiter.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 4 months ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you.

I will need a bit more information.

Please send me the following photos:

One of the tea service both in the box and out of the box.

Then I need one clear, close-up of the marks on the silver which can be on the side or the bottom.

You may need to use the macro function (flower icon) of your camera to get a good clear photo of the marks.

If you cannot get a good photo, then sketch the marks and take a photo of the sketch.

To send photos you may use the "reply to expert" in the blue box link on your reply page or the "paper clip" found in the toolbar you see on your reply page.
Please do not send in ZIP format. The jpg or jpeg format works best.

An explanation of this method can be found here:

http://ww2.justanswer.com/help/how-do-i-send-photo-or-file-expert-0

Kind regards,
Doris

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