A decorative antique sterling silver samovar of circular form having a shaped folding handle with leather finish. The body is beautifully hand chased with scrolls, fish scale and flowers and there is a large rococo design cartouche to the front and back. The matching stand has a cut-work frieze with face masks, it has a removable burner well with push on top.
Weight 2294 grams, 73.7 troy ounces.
Total height (handle extended) 36cm, height (handle folded) 26cm.
Maker George Boothby.
Marks. Stamped under the kettle with a full set of English silver hallmarks. The burner stand has a full set of matching marks (rubbed). Kettle lid and reservoir top unmarked.
Maker: George Boothby
George Boothby, apprenticed to Matthew Cooper 1712, free 1719. 1st mark (New Standard) as largeworker dated 1720. 2nd mark (Sterling) 1720. 3rd (Sterling) mark 1739.
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