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SOLD - Sterling Silver Teapot by Robert Hennell I - Antique George III

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique George III English sterling silver teapot made by Robert Hennell I; an addition to our Georgian silver teaware collection

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SOLD - Sterling Silver Teapot by Robert Hennell I - Antique George III
SOLD - Sterling Silver Teapot by Robert Hennell I - Antique George III

Description


This exceptional antique Georgian English sterling silver teapot has a panelled oil can shaped form.


Each panel is embellished with bright cut engraved suspended swag decoration incorporating a large floral festoon to either side.


The central panels to either side of this George III teapot incorporate bright cut engraved octagonal bordered cartouche, one remains vacant and the other displays the contemporary bright cut engraved initials 'IPIP'.


The upper and lower portions of the teapot are ornamented with a band of applied reed decoration in addition to interlacing undulating bands incorporating floral motifs and a simplified scalloped and pendant drop border.


The undulating band to the upper portion is incorporated into the paralleling scalloped shaped shoulders.


The upper surface of the teapot is encompassed with a bright cut engraved simplified rope twist decorated border.


The teapot is fitted with the original hallmarked flush hinged octagonal shaped cover embellished with further protruding scalloped ornamentation; the flush hinge indicates the fine quality of this piece.


The cover is surmounted by a painted wood and silver finial, secured to the interior of the cover with a screw fitting wing nut.


This teapot retains the original carved painted pear wood handle with a plain scrolling thumbpiece.


The panelled spout is embellished with further applied reed decoration flanked with simple bright cut engraved undulating borders.


This exceptional teapot, crafted by the renowned London silversmith Robert Hennell I, is an exceptional gauge of silver for its type.


Date: 1788

Condition


This antique George III teapot is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

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

The bright cut engraved decoration is crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the teapot and part hallmarks struck to the interior of the cover are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Length from back of handle to tip of spout 25.2cm/9.9"

Length of body 12.6cm/5"

Width 8cm/3.1"

Height 14cm/5.5"


 
 
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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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