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George III Sterling Silver Teapot and Stand

Auction:
2875B
Lot:
3
Sold for:
$1,107$900

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2875B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 09, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

George III Sterling Silver Teapot and Stand, London, 1791-92, maker's mark "I·W" probably for John Whittingham, oval teapot engraved throughout with Neoclassical flowerheads within a guilloche border centering two shield-form cartouches, one with armorial, ht. 5 1/2, the stand similarly engraved on four reeded feet, lg. 7 1/8 in., approx. 19.5 troy oz.
Estimate $400-600

Each with wear to surface throughout, scattered abrasions and nicks along edge. Teapot with base pushed into body slightly (see images), minor dent to spout, replaced finial, silver surface along engraving seems slightly thinner. Central engraved area of the stand's surface seems thinner, cartouche visible from underside.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

John Whittingham, Cartouche, Decorative arts, Guilloché, Household silver, Machining, Ornaments, Patterns, Silver, Sterling silver, Teapot, London

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