A good example of early English teawares. A rare antique silver bullet shaped teapot of plain simple form with a shaped panelled spout and wooden handle. Excellent small size. The bullet shaped teapot is probably one of the better known types of the George II period and the lid of this one has a good quality flush hinge.
Total weight 440 grams, 14.2 troy ounces.
Height 12.2cm. Spread 21.70cm.
Maker James Manners.
Marks. Stamped underneath with a full and clear set of English silver hallmarks, the lid with the lion mark.
Maker: James Manners
James Manners, London silversmith, no record of apprenticeship or freedom. 1st mark (incuse) entered 1726, address Great St Andrew St. 2nd mark as largeworker 1734, address “at ye Rose in the Strand”. 3rd mark, same address. Moved to Villiers St, Strand 1745.
James Manners Junior, plateworker, entered an incuse mark in 1745 at the same address as his father.
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