This fine George II silver teapot was made in London in 1749 by Gabriel Sleath and measures 5.5 inches to the top of the handle by 9.25 inches handle to spout and is 4.75 inches at its widest. It is beautifully decorated with scrolling acanthus leaves, flowers, foliage, fish scale engraving and shell designs and has double cipher initials to one side of JAA. It has a fruit wood handle with scrolled thumb piece and cast terminal, the top one having an acanthus leaf and the bottom one being engraved with an acanthus leaf and a cast spout with leaf terminal above and scrolling below. The hinged lid is nicely engraved to match the pot and it is a pineapple finial. It is fully and clearly hallmarked under the base and is in excellent condition with the decoration being very sharp and weighs 20.95 ounces or 651 grams.