A fine early English silver teapot of simple plain form. Pear shaped with domed hinged cover and original wooden handle. Good gauge silver. Hand engraved to the front is large contemporary armorial within a decorative cartouche. Scratchweight 15=3 and owners initials underneath. Early teapots were of small capacity because of the rarity of tea.
Contains 600 ml.
Weight (including handle) 495 grams, 15.9 troy ounces.
Height 21cm. Spread 19.5cm.
Maker John Bache.
John Bache, London silversmith, apprenticed to William Harrison 1673, free 1680. Court 1703, warden 1718, 1722-3, prime warden1726. 1st mark as largeworker in partnership with William Denny, circa 1697 (on commencement of register). 2nd mark alone 1700. 3rd mark (sterling) 1720. Known also as Backe or Batch.