Item number: 1456
A George III sterling silver teapot on stand,
London 1795 by Peter & Ann Bateman
The oval, smooth body standing on a profiled base and merging into the curved, smooth shoulder. The domed lid crowned by a pineapple finial. The body as well as the horizontal shoulder and lid area engraved with a subtle floral frieze on a matted ground and decorated with a central, four-panelled monogram section. The base standing on four fluted feet decorated with engraving analogous to the teapot.
A fine Georgian sterling silver teapot featuring its original teapot stand. The Batemans were one of Britain’s most renowned silversmithing dynasties, establishing their reputation with silverware and silver cutlery that was consistently of superior craftsmanship.
The engraved decoration is remarkably well preserved on all parts of the pot and stand. Furthermore, there are no solder repairs to the silver and the hinge is in excellent condition, both inside and out. Teapot stands were only common in the last third of the 18th century and went out of fashion again in the early 19th century, which is why in most cases they were melted or got lost. Furthermore silver teapots with pineapple finial are highly sought after.
Teapot: 27.5 cm / 10.82″ length, 9.5 cm / 3.74″ wide, 16.3 cm / 6.41″ tall (including finial)
Tray: 18.3 cm / 7.20″ length
Total weight 604.2 g / 19.42 oz