A stunning three peice solid siver Teaset made by William Bateman1 (1814-1825) the grandson of Hester Bateman. Lonon 1824. The main Teapot weighs 24 troy oz and measures 30 cm from handle to end of spout 16 cm high and 13 cm depth. It has a silver handle and knop and four large silver ball feet. To the front of the teapot is engraved the Coat of Arms of the Bellair family and Motto “Virtus Tutissma Cassis,” Virtue is the safest helmet, to the other side is engraved a demi -lion rampant out of a mural coronet holding in its paws a cross fitchée. This monogram also is engraved on the milk jug and sugar basin. Both the interiors of the jug and the basin retain the original gilding. The basin weighs 11 troy oz and measures handle to handle end 21.50 cm wide 12 cm high and 11 cm deep. The Jug weighs 6 troy oz and measures to the handle end 16 cm wide 9 cm high and 9cm deep. Each peice is fully hallmarked including the lid of the teapot. All are of the same date. Total weight 41 troy oz.
The teapot pours very well!