1906 Sterling Silver Cased Batchelor Tea Set to E Lancs Regt


A beautiful, very nice quality cased Silver Gentleman’s Batchelor Tea Set in very good condition.

The set comprises of a small teapot, a sugar bowl and cream jug. They have a Georgian boat shape design with the lower portion of the body, of each piece and the teapot lid being embellished with fluted decoration. The handle and finial are made of ebony wood. The inside of the bowl and jug are finely gilded.

The set is hallmarked Sterling silver (925) by the Sheffield Assay Office, with the date mark for 1906. The maker’s mark is that of James Deakin & Sons (John & William F Deakin) of Sidney Works, Matilda Street, Sheffield. The Teapot is engraved with a dedication: ‘Presented to Mr S. J. EDWARDS ON RETIREMENT BY THE OFFICERS 2ND EAST LANCASHIRE REGIMENT – 7TH NOVEMBER 1908’.

The wooden fitted case has a very nice shield shape and is covered in a dark grey-brown leatherette, with gilded brass catches. The inside is covered in blue silk and velvet, with slots for the set. The retailer’s name ‘Marcks & Co. Ltd – BOMBAY & POONA’ is printed in gold. The East Lancashire Regiment was, from 1881 to 1958, a line infantry regiment of the British Army and was based in India at that time.

Size of Teapot: 21 x 9 x 11 cm (8 ¼ x 3 ½ x 4 ¼ inches)
Size of Case: 28.5 x 25 x 11 cm (11 ¼ x 9 1/8 x 4 ¼ inches)
Weight Silver: 367 g
Weight Total: 1310 g