A fine antique Victorian English sterling silver octagonal teapot; part of our silver teaware collection
This fine and unusual
Victorian sterling silver has an octagonal panelled form. teapot
Each panel is embellished with laurel swag bright cut engraved decoration.
The centre panels on either side of the teapot display an oval bright cut engraved cartouche, one vacant and one that incorporates a bright cut engraved crest of on a cap of maintenance purpure a dexter arm armed from the shoulder resting on the elbow and holding in the hand a sceptre all proper*.
Bright cut engraved decoration embellishes the upper and lower borders and each seam of the teapot.
The panelled spout is also embellished with subtle bright cut engraved motifs.
The teapot is fitted with a flush hinged hallmarked octagonal shaped cover.
Bright cut engraved decoration creates a triangular segmented design to the surface of the cover.
The cover retains the original carved pear wood and silver finial, secured to the interior of the cover by a screw fitting wing nut.
This teapot has been fitted with a replacement carved pear wood handle in keeping with the style of the Victorian era. (This restoration is reflected in the price).
This antique teapot is a fine and unusual example of its type.
* This crest is that of the baronetcy family of Bruce of Airth and Stenhouse, Sterling.
The strong probability is this crest is that of Sir William Cunningham Bruce, 9th Baronet of Airth and Stenhouse.
More detailed information available on request.
antique teapot is a very good gauge of silver, fine quality and in excellent condition.
The bright cut engraved decoration is crisp and in keeping with age.
struck to the underside of the teapot, and part hallmarks struck, as expected to the interior of the cover, are all very clear. hallmarks Reflections in photography may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique silverware.
Height to top of handle 14.7cm/5.8"
Length from back of handle to tip of spout 25.5cm/10.1"
18 troy ounces/560g
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