George II Newcastle Silver Teapot


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Object Description

Provincial silver. A fine antique sterling silver bullet shape teapot. Plain, graceful form with a quality inset hinge and curved wooden handle. Small size. Early teapots tend to be small size as tea was a very expensive commodity.

Contains 450 ml.
Weight 450 grams, 14.4 troy ounces.
Height 11.4cm. Spread 21.1cm. Height (top of finial) 11.4cm.
London 1732.
Maker George Bulman.
Sterling silver

Marks. Stamped underneath with a full and clear set of English silver hallmarks, lid unmarked.

George Bulman, Newcastle silversmith, apprenticed to Francis Batty II. Following Batty’s death, Bulman worked independently until his death eleven years later.

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Object Literature

Early teapots were of small capacity because of the rarity of tea. Although there are a few 17th century teapots in existence, there is little likelihood of finding one dating before 1710. The earlier the teapot the smaller they tend to be as tea was a very expensive commodity until the middle of the reign of George I

Object Condition

This rare little silver teapot is in very good condition. This pot has been water tested and doesn’t leak. It pours beautifully.

Object Details

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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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