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Sterling Silver Spirit Kettle by William Grundy - Antique George III

An exceptional, fine and impressive, antique Georgian English sterling silver spirit kettle made by William Grundy; an addition to our antique silver teaware collection

SKU: A6932

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Sterling Silver Spirit Kettle by William Grundy - Antique George III


This exceptional antique George III sterling silver spirit kettle has a large bulbous shaped form.

The body of the spirit kettle on stand is embellished with exceptional chased fluted ornamentation in a swirl design, accented with a leaf textured design to the upper and lower portion.

The bulbous upper portion of each curved segment is embellished with a chased decorated floral and foliate spray emanating from the aforementioned leaf design.

This antique spirit kettle is fitted with a flush hinged hallmarked cover encircled with a continuation of fluted ornamentation; the flush hinge indicates the high quality of this piece.

Each segment of the cover is embellished with a simplified leaf design to the upper portion and is encompassed with an interlacing border to the rim.

The cover is surmounted with the exceptional and original cast sterling silver flame style finial.

This exceptional example of Georgian teaware is fitted with an impressive hinged, sterling silver scrolling handle ornamented with impressive scrolling and single leaf designs to the terminals, incorporating the original intricately braided wicker covering to the handpiece.

The impressive cast silver spout is encompassed with convex fluted decoration accented a scrolling leaf design to the lip.

The exceptional kettle detaches from the original hallmarked stand, supported by three impressive cast sterling silver legs, reflecting the scrolling design of the handle terminals.

Each leg terminates with a large scrolling leaf decorated foot.

The stand incorporates suspended cast and pierced decorated scrolling leaf decoration with floral spray designs conjoining the legs and incorporates a plain scrolling frame which is fitted with the original silver spirit burner.

The spirit kettle stand is fitted with the original chains and security pegs.

This exceptional example of Georgian silverware was crafted by the renowned and collectable London silversmith William Grundy.

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Date: 1761


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

The chased and cast decoration is all very sharp.

The original woven handle is in excellent presentation condition.

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

Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the kettle and burner, in addition to the part hallmarks to the interior of the kettle and burner covers are all very clear.

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


Height to top of handle 36.5cm/14.4"

Length from back of body to tip of spout 25.7cm/10.1"

Diameter of body 19.3cm/7.6"

Total Weight

68.1 troy ounces/2118g

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