Superb George II silver kettle on stand London 1734 Francis Spilsbury I


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Object Description

This fantastic armorial early George II silver kettle on stand was made in London in 1734 by Francis Spilsbury I and measures 13.25 inches tall with the handle raised by 9 inches from the spout across, it is beautifully engraved around the top and the lid rim and has a cast spout with acanthus leaf detailing to the underside, a scroll either side, stepped decoration where it joins the body and stepping to the top of the spout, it has a shell design either side where the handle is attached, the arms of the handle are faceted with acanthus leaf detailing and there is a turned wooden handle for carrying, it also has a turned wooden finial to the lid. It has a coat of arms to one side and is fully and clearly hallmarked under the base where it also bears the engraved initials HA and JG and inside the lid with the lion passant. The base is stands on 3 large cast legs with acanthus leaf shoulders, scrolled at the feet and large shell feet leading up to a beautifully pierced skirted border marked with the leopards head, date letter and lion passant and has a shaped rim where the kettle sits, also engraved with the initials HA to the underside. It has a detachable spirit burner that is fully hallmarked underneath along with the engraved initials HA over JG and it is also marked inside the lid of the burner with the lion passant. The condition is excellent as is the quality, a fine looking piece of silver weighing 69.70 ounces or 2168 grams.

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