This super quality George II silver kettle on stand was made in London in 1756 by Messrs Gurney and Cooke and measures approx 12.75 inches tall – 15.5 inches with the handle raised11 inches from the spout to the back of the kettle and is approx 8 inches wide at it’s widest point. It stands on a cast, scrolled leg stand that has acanthus leaf decoration and large shell feet, it has a cast and pierced swagged garland of flowers hanging from the top of the base with gadrooning to the top border of the stand, the spirit holder ix fixed into the stand and is hallmarked underneath. The body is spirally fluted with original embossed decoration of flowers and foliage around the top of the kettle leading up to a spirally fluted hinged lid with acanthus leaf decoration around the border of the lid and on top where the large spirally fluted finial sits. The cast and scrolled handles are attached to the body with large shell and drop detailing and the cast curved spout has acanthus leaf decoration above the spout and graduated wave like decoration to the underside of the spout, the lid is marked with a lion passant to the inside. It has a raffia handle that is in very good condition and the kettle itself is in excellent condition weighing 63.85 ounces or 1986 grams.