This exceptional antique George III Newcastle sterling silver teapot has an oval concave panelled form.
The body of the teapot is embellished with fine and impressive bright cut engraved spiralling leaf designs with suspended floral and foliate festoons in addition to subtle swags with a central quatrefoil motif.
The decoration to the body incorporates an oval foliate wreath and sunburst bordered cartouche to either side.
One cartouche features a bright cut engraved coat of arms displaying a chevron between three hunting horns stringed and the other depicts the initial ‘F’ below the crest of a stags head erased*.
The upper and lower rims of the teapot are ornamented with an engraved stylised leaf decorated borders.
The plain waisted neck of the teapot is embellished with a bright cut engraved undulating border accented with circular motifs.
This teapot is fitted with a hallmarked flush hinged domed cover encircled with a scaled stylised leaf border to the rim, identical to that on the body; the flush hinge indicates the fine quality of this piece.
The domed portion of the cover is embellished with octofoil motifs to either side, and retains the original impressive oval carved ivory and silver finial.
The fine and impressive carved ivory handle has a plain scrolling thumbpiece and is fitted to plain octagonal sterling silver sockets.
Either side of the impressive panelled spout is ornamented with bright cut engraved stylised leaf festoons with a central motif in addition to a subtle undulating border encircling the lip.
The underside of the teapot bears the retailer’s mark ‘S Smith & Son, 35 King St Covent Garden W.C.’.
This exceptional example of Georgian teaware sits to a fine and impressive teapot stand.
The teapot stand has an oval incurved form paralleling the shape of the body of the teapot.
The well of the stand is encircled with an identical bright cut engraved stylised leaf decorated border.
The shaped rounded border has an applied rim ornamented with an undulating bright cut engraved design.
This impressive stand is supported by four impressive bracket style feet.
This exceptional Newcastle made teapot and stand, made by the renowned silversmiths John Langlands I & John Robertson I, is probably one of the finest examples of their type you could hope to acquire.
* This coat of arms pertains to the family name Forster/Foster.