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Sterling Silver Samovar - Antique George III (1781)

An exceptional, fine and impressive, antique George III English sterling silver samovar; an addition to our Georgian silver teaware collection

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Description


This exceptional antique George III sterling silver samovar has a plain urn shaped form supported by a spreading circular pedestal foot onto a plain square base and four bun style feet.


The body of this impressive antique Georgian samovar is plain and embellished with two large bright cut engraved oval cartouches, each surmounted with an urn style design accented with suspended foliate festoons interlacing the oval frame; the cartouche to the posterior surface incorporates a floral basket design, the other remains vacant.


The upper portion of the body is encompassed with a bright cut engraved and wrigglework undulating band, incorporating simplified quatrefoil motifs to the interlacing design.


The anterior surface of the body incorporates a cast spigot accented with ribbed decoration and applied enveloping tiered leaf designs, incorporating an impressive carved wood fan shaped handle.


The samovar is fitted with a pair of reed decorated narrow loop handles.


This impressive Georgian silver samovar retains the original plain waisted, domed hallmarked push fit cover surmounted with an impressive sterling silver urn style finial.


The surface of the cover and lower portion of the pedestal foot are embellished with contemporary bright cut engraved decoration reflecting the interlacing border to the body.


Read a brief history of antique silver samovars


Date: 1781

Condition


This antique Georgian silver samovar is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The cast and applied decoration is very sharp and the bright cut engraved decoration is very crisp.

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the base and part hallmarks to the sleeve of the cover are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Length from back of body to front of spout 18.4cm/7.2"

Diameter of rim 12.2cm/4.8"

Width across handles 19.2cm/7.6"

Width of base 10cm/3.9"

Height 38.5cm/15.2"


Weight


32 troy ounces/995g


 
 
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