A magnificent, fine and impressive antique George III English sterling silver teapot; an addition to our Georgian silver teaware collection.
This magnificent antique Georgian sterling silver teapot has a circular compressed form onto a swept circular foot.
The upper portion of the body is encompassed with exceptional bright cut engraved bands of foliate motifs amidst matte textures, segmented with panels of trellis patterns.
The ornamentation incorporates a large quatrefoil shaped design to either side, incorporating scrolling leaf terminals and conjoining the aforementioned bands
One side of this George III silver teapot is embellished with a contemporary engraved coat of arms* depicting firstly a chevron above a lion rampant and secondly three gauntlets.
The teapot is encircled with an applied gadroon decorated border, below the plateaued shoulders ornamented with exceptional bright cut engraved Greek Key style fret band.
The upper, plain rounded portion of the shoulders is embellished with a contemporary engraved crest depicting a lion rampant.
This silver teapot is fitted with a hallmarked flush hinged subtly domed cover encompassed with a bright cut engraved scrolling leaf and floral border; the flush hinge indicates the fine quality of this piece.
The cover retains the original and exceptional cast sterling silver circular fluted finial, securing to the interior with a screw fitment.
This exceptional example of antique teaware retains the original, large ivory C shaped handle with an exceptional cast silver elevated swept sleeve style upper terminal accented with a large leaf motif, all conjoined to the plateaued shoulders of the teapot.
This antique teapot is fitted with an impressive spout ornamented with further bright cut engraved scrolling leaf ornamentation to the upper plateau, in addition to the lower portion.
The teapot is supported by an impressive cast sterling silver circular foot encircled with moulded decoration to the rim.
This magnificent example of Georgian silverware, crafted by the renowned London silversmiths Benjamin Smith II & James Smith III, is the finest of its type you could hope to acquire.
Length from back of handle to tip of spout 29.2cm/11.5″
29.7 troy ounces/923g