Item number: 59039
A fine George III sterling silver teapot,
London 1781 by Robert Hennell I
In cross-section a quatrefoil shape, subdivided by vertical folds. The smooth body is decorated to one side with a central coat of arms of an English noble family. The flat lid is crowned by a central knob. The analogously smooth spout tapering towards the tip, the handle on the back and the knob made of dark wood (probably pear wood).
Exceptionally elegant sterling silver teapot of English classicism of almost modern simplicity.
Teapots by Robert Hennell I have a special reputation among collectors in 18th century English silver due to their always remarkably modern, elegant design and their very good craftsmanship.
Provenance: acquired by the last owners in the 1980s from S. J. Shrubsole, New York.
28 cm / 11.02″ length, 11.3 cm / 4.44″ width, 13.8 cm / 5.43″ tall (to the knob); 559.5 g / 17.98 oz
0.9 ltr. capacity