A fine, large and impressive antique Victorian Irish sterling silver melon shaped teapot; part of our silverware collection
This fine antique
Victorian Irish sterling silver has a plain melon shaped form onto four impressive bracket style feet. teapot
The body of the piece of antique silverware is embellished with a bright cut engraved crest of a dragon's head issuing from a rose.
This rim of this large piece is ornamented with an applied opposing scroll decorated border accented with four shell motifs.
The teapot is fitted with a hinged hallmarked domed cover retaining the original fine and impressive hallmarked floral and foliage finial.
The impressive C scroll handle features a plain thumbpiece, embellished with scrolling terminals and accented with applied leaf decoration to the upper socket.
The swan necked spout is ornamented with an applied scallop shell decorated terminal.
This fine example of Victorian teaware stands on four impressive palmette, leaf and scroll decorated bracket style feet ornamented in between with shell motifs.
antique teapot is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition.
The applied decoration is sharp.
struck to the underside and part hallmarks struck to the cover, handle and finial are very clear. hallmarks
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of Irish silverware.
Height to top of handle 18cm/7.1"
Diameter of body 18.5cm/7.3"
Width from back of handle to tip of spout 29.5cm/11.6"
29 troy ounces/ 902g
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