Antique Swedish repoussé and engraved silver teapot
Swedish, 18th Century
Height 28cm, width 24cm, depth 17cm
This elegant Swedish teapot is designed in an ornate style and crafted from solid silver. The body of the teapot is pear-shaped, with a bulbous lower section and a slender upper two-thirds. The body is profusely adorned with geometrical and foliate motifs, such as garlands and acanthus leaves, all executed in relief. The body is mounted with a curved spout terminating in an animal-shaped mouth, while the piece is surmounted by a domed cover and an ornate ebonised wood handle supported by two scrolling silver brackets. The underside is marked.