Nice 1700's Hester Bateman Antique Coin Silver Teapot .900
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Nice 1700's Hester Bateman Antique Coin Silver Teapot .900:
Hester Neden or Needham was baptised in London on 7 October 1708, the daughter of John Neden or Needham. On 20 May 1732 she married a gold chain maker and wire maker called John Bateman. During their marriage, she gave birth to six children: John Joseph (Joss), Letitia, Ann, Peter, William and Jonathan. John Bateman died of consumption (tuberculosis) in 1760, leaving his tools to his wife in his will. She took over the family business and registered her first hallmark at the Goldsmith's Hall in 1761, simply "HB" in script. From the time up to the late 1770s, not much Bateman work is known, possibly because she was supplying pieces other silversmiths that were subsequently overstamped with their marks. This original 1700'S Hallmarked Hester Bateman Coin Silver Teapot is very rare and in very good condition considering it's extreme age. as in the condition description, the lid and handle are tight and the teapot still holds water without leaks. there are a couple very small dents, and the spout has a very slight bend to the point that it is almost unnoticeable. The wood on the lid knob is in perfect condition. This piece is a great find! See Pictures for Hallmarks and condition information. 408.3 grams total weight. 6" x 10" x 3.5" approx. .900 approx silver content