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SOLD - Sterling Silver Teapot by Martin, Hall & Co - Antique Victorian

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Victorian English sterling silver teapot; an addition to our silver teaware collection

SKU: A4391
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SOLD - Sterling Silver Teapot by Martin, Hall & Co - Antique Victorian
SOLD - Sterling Silver Teapot by Martin, Hall & Co - Antique Victorian


This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver teapot has a melon shaped form.

The upper portion of the teapot is encompassed with an impressive band of chased decorated matte trellis decoration accented with a feature scroll and scallop shell design with a pensile leaf motif to each panel.

The lower bulbous portion of this Victorian teapot is plain and embellished with a contemporary bright cut engraved martial coat of arms displaying on the dexter a chevron engrailed between three griffins and on the sinister a lion rampant collared.

This impressive coat of arms is surmounted with the crest of a demi-griffin and all above the motto 'Instaurator Ruinæ' - A repairer of ruin*.

This antique silver teapot is fitted with a plain hallmarked hinged cover surmounted with the impressive hallmarked floral and foliate shaped finial, securing to the interior with a wing nut.

The rim of the cover is encompassed with an applied moulded border paralleling the panelled form.

The fine and impressive, hallmarked opposing scroll handle is ornamented with a large, chased decorated single leaf design which is incorporated into the shaped thumbpiece and upper terminal.

The fine and impressive swan necked spout is embellished with a scroll decorated socket encompassing the fluted terminals and accented with simplified leaf textures.

The upper portion of the spout is ornamented with chased scroll bordered trellis, shell and leaf decoration identical to that of the body.

The plain domed spreading foot of the teapot is encircled with the same shaped rim as that to the cover.

* The crest and dexter portion of the coat of arms and motto pertains to the Clan Forsyth; the heraldic reference to the sinister portion has not been determined.

Date: 1899


This antique silver teapot is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in excellent presentation condition, in keeping with age.

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

The chased decoration is all very sharp and the bright cut engraved coat of arms is crisp, in keeping with age.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of the body and part hallmarks to the handle, finial and interior of the cover are all very clear.

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


Length from back of handle to tip of spout 27.7cm/10.9"

Diameter of body 16.7cm/6.6"

Height to top of thumbpiece 16cm/6.3"

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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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