A magnificent, fine and impressive antique George III English sterling silver samovar made in the Regency style; an addition to our Georgian silver teaware collection.
This magnificent antique George III sterling silver samovar has a circular rounded, baluster shaped form supported by a spreading circular pedestal to a square base and four Regency style claw and ball feet.
The surface of the samovar is embellished with exceptional chased stemmed floral and foliate ornamentation accented with bands of subtly convex fluted decoration, all in a swirl design.
The anterior surface of the samovar incorporates a large scroll bordered cartouche displaying a contemporary bright cut engraved coat of arms.
The upper rim of the body is encircled with an applied gadroon decorated border.
The body of this magnificent sterling silver samovar is fitted with an impressive tap embellished with an applied stemmed floral, bud and foliate design, matching the decoration to that of the body.
The tap is fitted with a painted carved wood fan shaped spigot/handle.
The samovar is fitted with a pair of exceptional chased decorated handles realistically modelled in the form of looped branches.
This impressive Georgian samovar retains the original hallmarked domed push fit cover encompased with further scaled chased floral and fluted ornamenation.
The cover is surmounted with an exceptional and original sterling silver floral and foliate finial.
The body of the samovar secures to the pedestal with a bayonet fitment to the rim and detaches to allow access to the cylindrical coal chamber.
This pierced decorated grille/compartment secures with a bolt fitting to the centre of the hallmarked pedestal.
The pedestal and square base are each encompassed with further applied gadroon decorated borders in addition to a continuation of fluted and floral ornamentation.
The sides of the base are ornamented with panels of pierced quatrefoil motifs.
The impressive base is supported by four impressive claw and ball feet, in the classic Regency style.
The intricate craftmanship of this magnificent samovar indicates the high quality of the piece and is probably the finest example of its type you could hope to acquire.
Height to top of finial 48.5cm/19.1″
Diameter of body 21.5cm/8.5″
Width across handles 29.5cm/11.6″
Width of base 15.9cm/6.3″ sqaure
91 troy ounces/2830g