A fine, large and impressive antique William IV Scottish sterling silver teapot; part of our antique silver teaware collection
This antique sterling silver
has a plain circular, rounded form onto four bracket style feet. teapot
The body of the teapot is plain and unembellished apart from an impresive bright cut engraved
coat of arms* to one side, depicting Or an eagle displayed gules surmounted by a lymphad sable sails furled and rigged proper in the dexter chief a dexter hand couped in fess of the second in the sinister a cross crosslet fitchy of the third (for Macdonell of Glengarry) and Azure on a chevron between three bear’s heads couped argent muzzled gules a heart of the last (for Forbes of Pitsligo).
The supporters on either side of the coat of arms are shown as two bears each having an arrow pierced through the body all proper (for Macdonell of Glengarry).
This Scottish teapot is fitted with four scrolling, shell decorated bracket style feet.
The teapot is fitted with a shaped and flared hallmarked hinged cover which retains the original hallmarked wild rose style finial.
The shaped rim of the cover is ornamented with scroll decoration accented with floral motifs.
This fine antique teapot is fitted with an impressive C scroll handle, ornamented with an applied scrolling acanthus leaf style thumbpiece and upper socket.
The swan neck spout is embellished with applied and chased scroll and acanthus leaf decoration.
William IV teapot has been professionally repaired in the past.
This repair is visible to the interior of the teapot towards the bottom socket of the handle.
teapot remains watertight. Scottish * NOTE - This marital coat of arms relates to the marriage of of Colonel Alexander Ranaldson Macdonell of Glengarry, the 15th Chief of Glengarry and 5th Titular Lord Macdonell (born 15th September 1771 died 17th January 1828) and Rebecca (died 1840), second daughter of Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo, the 6th Baronet.
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This antique Scottish teapot is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent presentation condition.
The bright cut engraved coat of arms is very sharp.
hallmarks struck to the underside of the teapot, and part struck to the cover and finial are all very clear. hallmarks
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine example of Scottish silverware.
Length from back of handle to tip of spout 30cm/11.8"
Diameter of body 16.8cm/6.6"
Height to top of handle 15.5cm/6.1"
25 troy ounces/777.6g
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