PARAMOUNT tea/coffee set
VINTAGE ITEM: AN AUSTRALIAN SILVER PLATED COFFEE SET PARAMOUNT “du Barry” 6 pcs.
The set comprises coffee or tea and hot water pots, 2 jugs and 2 sugar bowls in trophy form, on a stemmed pedestal base with tall tapering lids surmounted by decorative black bakelite cresting knobs. The taller pots have black bakelite handles.
All the pots have a narrow band of relief floral work round the tops and in addition all are marked with the PARAMOUNT Triple plate EPNS A1 marks and the Du Barry range name and various insignias.
Dimensions: Tallest height 26.5 cm (6 pcs)
model code:ANT MI Lot99:F12/70D
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In 1921, the maker Kenneth George Luke became a partner, and then proprietor of a small metal spinning factory in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
He purchased a factory in 1929 in Queen’s Parade, North Fitzroy. There, he produced various items and electroplated tableware using the names LUKE, and K C Luke, and also PARAMOUNT.
He went from strength to strength, surviving the depression and building a group of metal manufacturing businesses, and becoming a major sporting figure in his own right.
His company produced the Olympic medals for Australia.