This magnificent and impressive antique Georgian sterling silver spirit kettle has a circular rounded form.
The surface of the silver kettle is plain and embellished with a contemporary engraved coat of arms encompassed with a scrolling leaf decorated border/cartouche.
This antique silver kettle is fitted with a plain flush hinged hallmarked cover; the flush hinge indicates the fine quality of this piece.
The cover is surmounted with the original carved stained wood and sterling silver topped button style finial.
This exceptional example of antique silver teaware is fitted with the original hinged handpiece overlaid with interwoven wicker, strategically interlaced to produce a segmented braided design.
The cast handle is further ornamented with scrolling decoration, in addition to substantial leaf sockets in junction with the body.
The kettle is fitted with an impressive cast spout, accented with a scrolling design to the tip of the lip, in addition to moulded decoration to the lower portion.
The kettle detaches from the original hallmarked sterling silver stand, supported by three impressive opposing scrolling legs.
The upper portion of the cast silver stand features a band of oval motifs, with a flared shaped upper rim.
The stand incorporates a plain scrolling frame which retains the original hallmarked detachable spirit burner with integrated hinged snuffer.
This magnificent antique kettle in sterling silver, crafted by the London silversmith Charles Hatfield, is the finest of its type you could hope to acquire.
NOTE: * Charles Hatfield was an apprentice to Joseph Barbutt in 1711 and then to David Williams (Willaume) from May 1715. He entered his first marks as a large plate worker in 1727 and from here was known for being one of the Subordinate Goldsmiths to the King. His work is comparatively rare and is completed to a high standard, displaying his Huguenot influence which was established during his apprenticeship.
Maker: Charles Hatfield