A stunning three peice solid siver Teaset made by William Bateman1 (1814-1825) the grandson of Hester Bateman. Lonon 1824. The main Teapot which weighs 24 troy oz and measures 30 cms from handle to end of spout 16cms high and 13 cms depth. It has a silver handle and knop and four large silver ball feet. To the front of the teapot is engraved the Coat of Arms of the Bellair family and Motto “Virtus Tutissma Cassis,” Virtue is the safest helmet, to the other side is engraved a demi -lion rampant out of a mural coronet holding in its paws a cross fitchée. This monogram also is engraved on the jug and sugar basin. Both the interiors of the jug and the basin retain the original heavily gilding. Thh basin weighs 11 troy oz and measures handle to handle end 21.50 cms wide 12 cms high and 11 cms deep. The Jug weighs 6 troy oz and measures to the handle end 16 cms wide 9 cms high and 9cms deep. Each peice is fully hallmarked including the lid of the teapot. And all are of the same date.