American Silver Teapot - Antique Circa 1815

GBP 2,695.00

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Object Description

An exceptional, fine and impressive, large antique American silver teapot; an addition to our silver teaware collection.

This exceptional antique American silver teapot has a plain panelled octagonal form with swept shoulders.

The upper and lower rims of the body of the teapot is encompassed with a bright cut engraved alternating stylised leaf and chevron decorated border.

Either side of the teapot is embellished with a shaped oval cartouche, each encompassed with an applied, graduating stylised floral bud border accented with a ribbon bow to the upper portion.

One cartouche displays the contemporary bright cut engraved initial ‘K’ and the other remains vacant.

The body of the teapot is further ornamented with single paralleling pin struck borders to each panel.

The swept, panelled shoulders are embellished with a moulded reed decorated border to the rim.

This American silver teapot retains the original hinged domed panelled cover surmounted with the original and impressive silver acorn style finial.

This fine teapot is fitted with a C shaped silver handle with a plain scrolling thumbpiece.

This impressive example of antique teaware has a plain panelled tapering spout.

Antique American silverware, such as this teapot, is scarce to the market.

Length from back of handle to tip of spout 24.9cm/9.8″
Width 10.8cm/4.3″
Height 19.2cm/7.6″

24.8 troy ounces/773g

Object History

Maker: Lewis Cary
Date: Circa 1815
Origin: Boston, USA

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Object Condition

This antique American teapot is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent condition.

The interior of the teapot has been professionally cleaned and is ready for use.

The maker’s marks ‘L. Cary’ struck to the underside of the teapot are very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique teaware.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)191 240 2645
+44 (0)7836 286218

Dealer Location

35b St Georges Terrace
Tyne and Wear

Tel: +44 (0) 191 240 2645

Fax: +44 (0) 191 240 2647

VAT: GB 500 0310 42

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