An exquisite antique English Victorian silver plate teapot, with the makers mark of the renowned silversmith Elkington & Co, Circa 1880 in date.
The teapot has a plain circular rounded form sitting on four cast foliate feet. The surface of the body features engraved foliate and floral ornamentation.
The teapot retains the original C-shaped handle with a tiered design to the upper portion of the handpiece and features an impressive swan necked spout.
Add some Victorian flair to your tea time with this lovely pot.
In excellent condition with clear makers marks and no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 18 x Width 30 x Depth 18
Dimensions in inches:
Height 7 inches x Width 1 foot x Depth 7 inches
Elkington & Co
was a silver manufacturer from Birmingham, England.
The firm was founded by George Richards Elkington and his brother, Henry Elkington, in the 1830s. It operated under the name G. R. Elkington & Co. until 1842, when a third partner, Josiah Mason, joined the firm. It operated as Elkington, Mason, & Co. until 1861, when the partnership with Mason was terminated. The firm operated independently as Elkington & Co. from 1861 until 1963. It was then taken over by British Silverware, Ltd. In 1971 British Silverware, Ltd. became a subsidiary of Delta Metal Co. Ltd.
Over the course of history it became very successful and was one of the prime producers of silver plating. Elkington received various royal warrants of appointments. One of their most famous pieces is the electrotype copy of the Jerningham Wine Cooler, at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Our reference: x0084