23rd Mar, 2022 10:00

The Spring Auction

  Lot 208

New Hall 'Elephant' imari tea and coffee service, circa 1805

A large New Hall 'Elephant' pattern imari tea and coffee service
circa 1805
comprising teapot and cover, twin-handled sucrier and cover, cream jug, ten coffee cups, thirteen teacups, sixteen saucers, two bread and butter plates and a slop bowl, pattern number 876

Sold for £1,850

Condition Report

Overall, the condition of the service is very good and there is no significant damages or any signs of restoration. Generally, the condition of both the paintwork and gilding is in a good, original condition.

A full condition report is as follows:

Coffee cans - 1 can has some stained crazing to the interior and underside of the base, alongside some further lighter crazing to the remainder of the body. 1 coffee can has several scratches to the underside of the base. 1 coffee can has a minute nibble to the foot rim. 1 coffee can has a manufacturing flaw to the foot rim, in the form of a small indentation that has been gilded over in the factory. 1 coffee can has a firing crack to the handle.

Teacups - 1 teacup has a small patch of white paint to the exterior upper rim, but this would most likely come off with a little coaxing. 1 teacup has a firing crack to the handle. A few teacups have a few circular spots of light staining to the interior. 1 teacup has a crack descending from the upper rim and a patch of rubbing to the gilding, also to the rim.

Saucers - 1 saucer has a Y-shaped crack. 1 saucer has a small foot rim chip and small patches of rubbing to the gilding around the rim. 1 saucer has a small nibble to the foot rim. 1 saucer has a short V-shaped crack to the rim. 1 saucer is crazed to the underside.

Slop basin - some minor short scratches and general sign of use to the interior.

Cream jug - Some patches of gilding wear on the edges of the handle.

Plates - 1 plate has an old collector's label stuck over the top of the tree, which may affect the gilding underneath if it is removed.

Sucrier - Slight firing crack to the underneath of the upper terminal of the handle and one longer, darker, firing crack to the interior of the rim.

Teapot and cover - Very slight rubbing to the gilding on the tip of the spout and the very tip of the finial.

No further damages or repairs. Please see additional images for the above.

Bidding indicates acceptance of the condition of the lot.  All lots are sold subject to general wear and tear commensurate with age and handling over time and only obvious faults will be mentioned after a visual inspection. If you have particular specialist questions on any lot, please state these before bidding since we cannot and will not provide a forensic examination of any lot but only a general condition report as a guide only. All condition reports given by Halls Holdings Ltd's representatives or agents are statements of opinion and not fact. If you require any further information about any lots in this auction or about bidding please do not hesitate to contact us again.


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