George I Silver Tea Kettle


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Object Description

A large and imposing antique silver samovar of plain form with a wooden swing handle. The pear shaped body with domed hinged cover is the earliest shape you’ll find. Heavy gauge silver. The matching warming stand has a fixed burner well with push on top. Excellent colour.
Weight 2276 grams, 73.1 troy ounces.
Height 37cm (handle extended), 31cm (handle folded).
London 1724.
Maker William Paradise.
Sterling silver.

William Paradise, London silver maker, apprenticed to Joseph Ward 1708, free 1716. 1st mark entered as largeworker 1718. Second (sterling mark) 1720. Livery 1721.

Object Literature

Silver Tea Kettles date from Queen Anne times and were used for keeping hot water to replenish the teapot. They were made until the 1770’s when the tea urn took over the job of providing hot water. Although kettles were still made between 1770 and 1840 they were less common until Victorian times when they were reintroduced, probably because of the discovery of odourless spirit for the burners.

Object Condition

The silver box is in very good condition. The hinge works well. Stamped underneath with a full set of English silver hallmarks (date letter is double struck), lion and maker’s mark to the rim of the lid.
Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)207 288 1939
+44 (0)7904 297419

Dealer Location

Vault 31-32
The London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1QS

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