This exceptional antique Edwardian sterling silver bachelor teapot has a circular cushion shaped form onto four feet.
The surface of the teapot is embellished with chased, large interlacing leaf motifs on a textured background; the leaf designs eminate from a plain starburst motif to the underside.
The decoration to the body incorporates four cartouches, each displaying a simplified Dutch style rural architectural scene.
The upper portion of the body is ornamented with a band of chased ribbed decoration below the plain swept shoulders.
This antique teapot is fitted with a hallmarked, domed hinged cover encircled with a scalloped border and surmounted with an impressive and original floral and foliate finial.
This fine teapot is fitted with the original carved pear wood C shaped handle with plain sterling silver sockets.
This impressive example of antique silverware has a truncated spout ornamented with further leaf designs and incorporating a simplified scene to the underside.
This antique bachelor teapot is supported by four impressive chased leaf decorated legs.
The hallmarks struck to the body and cover include:
Importer's mark: ETB (Edwin Thompson Bryant)
Silver quality/purity mark: 930*, Lion passant (sterling, 925/1000)
Import date mark: f (1901)
Assay mark: Leopard head (London, England)
Additional mark: F (foreign manufacture mark)
* The country of origin hallmarked this item with the standard mark 930 and once imported into Britain the silver purity was tested and hallmarks struck reaffirming the silver is a minimum of sterling standard.
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