Huge Impressive Georgian Solid Silver Teapot Hallmarked 1821 Sterling London Nr For Sale
Huge IMPRESSIVE GEORGIAN Solid Silver TEAPOT Hallmarked 1821 Sterling LONDON NR
William Fountain - A STUNNING DESIGN - 32+ troy oz!!
This is a really outstandingGEORGIAN large and heavy solid sterling silver teapot which was made in London, England in 1821 by the illustrious Georgian silversmith, William Fountain at his King Street workshops. This wonderfully stylish and fine quality tea pot is in superb condition. This wonderful teapot is in alarge oval design with a capped scroll handle, an impressive spout with gorgeous acanthus leaf decoration and is raised on a high pedestal base. It has a stunning finial and is embossed and engraved with gorgeous detailed decoration - STUNNING. It is engravedwith a large, very detailed armorial crest to one side. The teapot measures about 4 1/2" deep, 10 1/8" from spout to handle and stands 8 3/8" tall. It is VERY substantial - it weighs1006.6 grams - well over 32 1/4 troy oz. Its capacity isa full2 1/2imperial pints!!!
The teapot is in superb condition with less than the usual light surface scratching with NO dents and only a very few dings - SUPERB, just a little professional reinforcement subsequent to an erasure. The handle is firm as is the finial. The lid has little play and NO spring.It is hallmarked to the side with WF in script, lion passant (sterling silver assay mark), crowned leopard head,a, George III duty mark(all somewhat rubbed) showing that it was hallmarked in London in 1821. The lid is hallmarked clearly with WF in script, lion passant, a. I have shown the hallmarks so that you can make up your own mind. A really lovely, stunningand very rare GEORGIAN teapot from an illustrious silversmith in superb condition afterover 190years as you can see from the photographs - at a VERY low start and - you won't see a more impressive Georgian teapot this year!!!! Postage will be 10.00GBP both within the UK and to international destinations.
Please note that the primary postage costs are for second class (or standard parcels service if the postage cost is over 6.00GBP) within the UK or surface mail to international destinations. First class post usually adds 50% to the quoted postage cost while airmail is typically double the cost of surface mail. If you want to know about the timescales and charges by Royal Mail then I suggest you look at http://www.royalmail.com. Please wait for my invoice with postage options that will be sent very soon after the sale finishes!
If you win more than one of my sales, I am happy to combine packaging to reduce postage costs.
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