English 20th century sterling silver tea service in the George III style, including tea and coffee pots with wood handles and finials, sugar, creamer and waste bowl; hallmarks for Adie Brothers, Birmingham, England, 1952-1953, with apocryphal inscription to underside of coffee pot: "Period George III Circa 1781". Pieces also marked "Made in England / Sterling." Coffee pot: 11" H. 73.055 total oz troy including finials and handles. Includes an oval silverplated gallery tray with engraved anthemion design, marked Walker and Hall, Sheffield (England) A1. 2 3/4" H x 27" W ( including handles) x 16" D. Provenance: Collection of Charles and Ann Wells, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Overall good condition with scattered tiny minor dents and some abrasions/scratches, finial on coffee pot is loose.
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