This fine chased George II Scottish silver pear shaped teapot was made in Edinburgh in 1758 by William Dempster (assay master Hugh Gordon) and measures approx 6.75 inches tall by 10.25 inches handle to spout and is 3.25 inches in dia across the base. It stands on a round pedestal base leading into the pear shaped body that is beautifully hand chased with glowers, foliage, C scrolls, acanthus leaves, fruits and a shaped cartouche either side that is free from embellishment. The C scroll handle has an acanthus lead thumb piece and the curved spout is fluted with acanthus leaf detailing above the spout. The concealed hinge lid has acanthus leaves and scrolls around the edge and the finial with the finial being acanthus leaves. It is fully and clearly hallmarked under the base and is in very good condition weighing 22 ounces or 707 grams and goes with a pear shaped sugar basin of the same year on our site.