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Britannia Standard Silver Spirit Kettle - Queen Anne Style - Antique George I

An exceptional, fine and impressive, antique Georgian Britannia standard silver spirit kettle in the Queen Anne style; an addition to our antique silver teaware collection

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Britannia Standard Silver Spirit Kettle - Queen Anne Style - Antique George I

Description


This magnificent antique George I Britannia* standard silver spirit kettle has a plain rounded bulbous form, in the antique Queen Anne style.


The surface of this large spirit kettle is plain and encircled with bands of applied moulded decoration; the piece has been hand raised and bears the attractive, subtle appearance of the silversmiths hammer marks.


This antique silver spirit kettle is fitted with a plain domed, hallmarked bayonet cover, surmounted with the original carved wood and Britannia silver finial, securing to the interior with a screw fitment.


This fine example of Georgian teaware is fitted with a hinged scrolling handle with the original central carved wood baluster handpiece; the hinge incorporates a stopper to prevent the handpiece from embracing the body of the kettle.


This antique spirit kettle is fitted with a fine and impressive cast swan neck spout.


The kettle detaches from the original hallmarked Britannia silver stand, supported by three impressive opposing scrolling legs onto hexagonal panelled feet.


The stand is embellished with two contemporary engraved crests: a pelican regardant grasping with one foot a shell and a castle with lit beacons.


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


The spirit kettle stand is fitted with the original chains and hallmarked security pegs.


Original period spirit kettles in this exceptional condition are becoming increasingly difficult to locate.


* Britannia Silver - The Britannia silver standard of 958 (95.84% of fine silver), denoted by the icon of the seated Britannia holding an oval shield, was introduced by William III in 1697. This was to indicate the slightly higher standard of silver from sterling silver standard of 925 (92.5% of fine silver).


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Date: 1716

Condition


This antique spirit kettle is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The interior of the kettle has been professionally cleaned and is ready for use.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the kettle and spirit burner, in addition to part hallmarks to the stand and interior of the spirit burner cover are all very clear.

The part hallmarks to the rim of the kettle cover have wear in keeping with age and location, but remain legible.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of Georgian silverware.


Dimensions


Height to top of handle 37cm/14.6"

Length from back of body to tip of spout 24.9cm/9.8"

Diameter of body 18.2cm/7.2"

Width of base 18cm/7.1"


Total Weight


68.2 troy ounces/2122g


 
 
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