An outstanding Arts & Crafts teapot
An outstanding sterling silver Arts & Crafts teapot
London 1880 by John Aldwinckle and James Slater
The round body standing on a smooth base and showing an subtly engraved wooden fence with flowers and trees. The body tied up by a circular moulding. The even lid engraved with the branches of a cherry tree as well as of a bamboo bush, which extend to the rim and the hinge. The cast knob is made as a butterfly on flowers. The handle made of ebony and fixed to the body by sockets of cast bamboo leaves, the spout engraved with the branch of a cherry tree and foliage.
This extraordinary Arts & Crafts solid sterling silver teapot is of a brilliant quality and a very good gauge of silver. It is in wonderful presentation condition and ready to use, it shows no damages or repairs. The masterful engraving showing a clear influence by japanese art. The flat hinge – a further sign of real quality – has been cleverly concealed by the engraving. The subtle martelé visible to the inner side as well as the very fine engraving illustrate that the teapot has been made in pure handwork.
23.4 cm / 9.21″ length, 13.3 cm / 5.23″ diameter, 12 cm / 4.72″ height (to the rim), 15.1 cm / 5.94″ height (to the knob); 735.5 g / 25.94 oz