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Sterling Silver Louis Spirit Kettle - Antique Victorian (1898)

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

SKU: C2351

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This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver Louis spirit kettle has a baluster form.

The surface of this antique silver kettle is embellished with exceptional chased floral sprays accented with scrolling leaf borders.

The decoration to the kettle incorporates a large scroll bordered shaped vacant cartouche to either side.

This antique silver kettle is fitted with a hinged hallmarked cover encircled with further chased floral decoration with a cast and applied scrolling border to the shaped rim.

The cover is surmounted with the exceptional and original fine and impressive cast sterling silver finial realistically modelled in the form of an eagle; the finial secures to the interior with a screw fitment.

This exceptional example of antique teaware is fitted with an impressive sterling silver handle ornamented with impressive central flat chased foliate design to the handpiece, incorporating an oval vacant cartouche.

The handle is further ornamented with impressive opposing scrolling terminals in junction with the body.

The exceptional kettle detaches from the original hallmarked cast sterling silver stand, supported by three impressive opposing scrolling legs accented with bifurcating upper terminals.

The upper portion of the stand is embellished with impressive pierced decorated scrolling leaf designs.

The stand incorporates a plain scrolling frame which retains the original hallmarked detachable spirit burner; the burner is encircled with bands of thread decoration.

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

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Date: 1898


This antique silver kettle on stand is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The chased and applied decoration is very sharp.

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

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

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


Height to top of handle 38.6cm/15.2"

Length from back of body to tip of spout 22.2cm/8.7"

Diameter of body 15.3cm/6"

Total Weight

52 troy ounces/1617g

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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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