An elegant antique 3 piece tea / coffee set made in England. All pieces are marked R.R. (Richard Richardson 1796 - 1889) Sheffield EPBM (Electro Plated Britannia Metal) A1.
Britannia metal is an alloy of tin, antimony and copper. After the development of electroplating with silver in 1846, Britannia metal was widely used as the base metal for silver-plated household goods and cutlery. Until 2016, britannium was used to make the solid core of the Oscar statuettes(Britannia metal plated with gold).
1 tea / coffee pot, 16.5 cm H
1 milk jug, 6 cm H
1 sugar bowl, 7.5 cm H
In good clean condition for its antique age, just some light signs of wear and plate loss (on the tea pot's lid).
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- Richard Richardson Sheffield EPBM 3 piece tea / coffee set
- Alloy, Pewter, Silverplate
- Estimated Period
- Late 19th century
- Country of Origin
- Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes