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SOLD - Sterling Silver Spirit Tea Kettle - Antique Victorian

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver spirit tea kettle; part of our silverware collection

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SOLD - Sterling Silver Spirit Tea Kettle - Antique Victorian
SOLD - Sterling Silver Spirit Tea Kettle - Antique Victorian

Description


This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver spirit kettle has a circular rounded form onto a plain collet foot.


The kettle is encircled with fine and impressive bright cut engraved scrolling leaf and floral decoration incorporating a vacant scroll decorated cartouche to either side.


The spirit kettle is fitted with a flush hinged hallmarked cover; the flush hinge indicates the fine quality of this piece.


The cover retains the original sterling silver bun shaped finial ornamented with further scrolling leaf decoration and surmounted with a plain ball style terminal.


This Victorian tea kettle retains the original hallmarked hinged opposing scroll handle accented with singular chased decorated leaf designs.


The domed handpiece is embellished with bright cut engraved interlacing scrolling leaf decoration, graduating in size from the centre to the outer terminals .


The handle features cast and applied scrolling acanthus leaf style decorated terminals.


The kettle has a swan necked spout ornamented with further bright cut engraved scrolling leaf decoration to the lower portion, in addition to an applied singular scrolling leaf design to the lip.


The tea kettle detaches from the impressive original hallmarked stand with four fine and impressive S scroll legs accented with further singular leaf designs to the upper portion and shell decorated feet.


The legs of the stand are interconnected with fine shaped pierced scroll and stylised leaf decoration.


The stand incorporates a plain frame which retains the original hallmarked detachable spirit burner.


The spirit burner is fitted with a hinged cover surmounted by a plain sterling silver snuffer cover.


Both the stand and the spirit burner are encircled with an impressive scrolling leaf border reflecting the decoration to the kettle.


The kettle stand is fitted with two chains terminating with security pegs.


Date: 1847

Condition


This Victorian tea kettle is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in excellent presentation condition.

The chased, pierced and applied decoration is very sharp and the bright cut engraved decoration is very crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the kettle, underside of the burner and surface of the stand, in addition to the part hallmarks to the cover and handle of the kettle are all very clear, in keeping with age.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of Victorian teaware.


Dimensions


Length from back of body to tip of spout 32cm/12.6"

Diameter of body 23.5cm/9.3"

Diameter of stand 16.5cm/6.5"

Height to top of handle 39cm/15.4"


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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