English Sterling Silver Kettle & Matched Stand 1755 Magdeline Feline For Sale
IMPORTANT ENGLISH STERLING SILVER GEORGE II KETTLE & STAND; KETTLE BY MAGDELINE FELINE, 1755, STAND BY BENJAMIN GIGNAC, 1750; EXCELLENT CONDITION
We are pleased to offer this important George II kettle & stand.
The kettle from one of the most rarely seen female silversmiths of the period Magdeline Feline in 1755.
Listed only nine years from 1753. A similar kettle of her's displayed in the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.
The stand from the highly regarded Benjamin Gignac in 1750.
It was common for makers to produce only kettles or stands, and not the sets.
Classic circular form.
Beautifully chased leaf and floral garland. Suspended from satin chased shell and vine scroll.
Centre with rococo style shell and foliate medallion. Never engraved with family coat of arms.
The cover well fit and is removable. Topped with elegant swirl fluted bell and globe finial.
S-scroll vine overhead swing handle. The hand crafting especially evident under the handle centre, displaying hundreds of subtle surface variations. As well as in the interior of the kettle.
The kettle atop well matched stand.
Conforming streaming garland panels, suspended from rim with S-scroll.
Fixed urned shape burner. Hallmarked. Well fit removable cover, and likely original wick as shown.
The stand atop boldly cast rolling acanthus and deep panel shell feet.
This important 1755 Magdeline Feline sterling silver kettle and matched stand is 13 inches tall and 9 1/4 spout to edge.
Exceptionally thick heavy guage sterling construction 43 1/2 (standard) ounces.
Hallmarked as shown, kettle under base and cover. The stand under burner.
In excellent condition. Interior clean as if never used. Rich, lustreous sterling patina throughout. Cover closes flush. Handle would have had raffia or leather covering to centre. Scattered pinhead bumps and dent to base rim of kettle.
For the discerning collector of the finest hand crafted George II silver. Focused upon rarely seen female makers of the day. An exceptional English George II sterling silver kettle on matched stand. By the rarely seen Magdeline Feline in 1755. Excellent condition.
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