Huge heavy armorial George III silver tea/hot water urn London 1784 John Denzilow

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This huge armorial George III silver hot water or tea vase/urn was made in London in 1784 by John Denzilow and measures almost 22 inches tall by 12.5 inches handle to handle and is almost 8 inches across the top opening and 5.5 inches across the square pedestal base that stands on 4 large cast ball feet. It has a beaded circle around the base, further beading the the bottom of the body, around the spout where it attaches to the body, along both sides of the spout where it has oval roundels either side and a wooden spigot and to the top of the body and also around the pull off lid where it domes to the urn shaped finial where there is a further band of beading. It has 2 cast reeded arms either side and is engraved around the lid with garlands of flowers and foliage and has an oval cartouche with a coat of arms and the motto DISCRIMINE SALUS, it also has a large coat of arms to the main body which has 2 finely engraved males with laurel leaf head dresses and around their waists each holding large wooden clubs with an arm outstretched and hands leaning on a shield shaped cartouche with coronet above and the motto PRUDENTIA ET CONSTANIA in a ribboned banner below. It is fully and clearly hallmarked under the base inside the main body where the base fits on and to the lid rim with the makers mark and lion passant. It is in lovely condition with very nice coats of arms and engraving and weighs in at 103.80 ounces or 3229 grams

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