The six pieces of the Edwardian Tea Set are in excellent, museum-quality mint condition. This beautiful solid sterling silver of this complete set is accented by double scroll ebony handles. Design elements such as the pineapple finials recall the Georgian style which predates this turn-of-the-20th-century set. The characteristic chasing style and double scrolling confirm the Crichton hallmark. The six pieces include a coffee pot, tea pot, covered sugar bowl, open creamer, porringer, and semalier.
This set was created in England in 1910 by Lionel Alfred Crichton and Master Silversmiths at Crichton Bros. The firm was established in London by Lionel Alfred Crichton (1866-1938) and Philip Alexander Solomon Phillips (1867-1934) in 1889, located at 29 Church St. Kensington at the time of this set's creation. They went on to open branches in New York in 1909 and Chicago in 1913, and closed circa 1940s or 1950s. This maker is increasingly desirable in 21st-century markets, especially in London.
Generously donated by Mr. and Mrs. Bamji.