Item number: 58201
A George III sterling silver teapot,
London 1781 by Robert Hennell
Of oval shape standing on a flat base and showing a vertically waved body with smooth depressions and geometrical engravings to the tips. The flat top of the teapot is fitted with a flush hinged cover with a very subtly realised frieze of geometrical ornaments. The cover retains the detachable baluster finial, securing to the interior with a screw fitting.
This Georgian solid silver teapot is a very good gauge of silver and in excellent presentation condition. The decoration is still very clear to every part. The hinge is in notable good order and shows no repair and no damage.
This teapot illustrates exemplarily the great influence of the plain silver works from the late 18th century which set the stylistic standards to the works of the leading silversmithies as the Wiener Werkstätte or other progressive workshops of the Arts and Crafts style or Art Déco. This teapot is really outstanding for both quality and preservation. Teapots and tea caddies by Robert Hennell have a special prominence in 18th century English silver due to their modern-looking, elegant design with a subtle engraved decoration and always stand out due to their very good execution.
25.5 cm / 10.03″ length, 9.2 cm / 3.62″ width, 12.2 cm / 4.80″ tall (to the knob);
438.8 g / 15.47 oz, 0.8 ltr. capacity