George II Sterling Silver Kettle-on-Stand, London, 1757-58, Thomas Whipham & Charles Wright, maker, inverted baluster-form with rocaille flower sprays and a cartouche engraved with a coat of arms to one side and presentation inscription to the other, the stand with floral swags on three scrolled legs terminating in reticulated and splayed C-scroll feet, ht. to handle 15 7/8 in., approx. 70 troy oz., with a fitted wood case.
Finial and pins later, buner lacking lid and internal components. Entire piece with surface inconsistencies, probably dipped and had a coating applied to prevent tarnish. Small repair to joint of bruner and stand. small dent to cartouche with dated engraving. Cover does not sit completely flush (unobtrusive). Foot rim of kettle with dent (where sits in stand, unobtrusive).
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