ANTIQUE 19thC RARE GEORGIAN SOLID SILVER MAGNIFICENT TEAPOT, E FARRELL c.1819

ANTIQUE 19thC RARE GEORGIAN SOLID SILVER MAGNIFICENT TEAPOT, E FARRELL c.1819

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19th Century Georgian silver impressively large and extremely heavy cast and embossed pear-shaped teapot, very rare design in the style of the 17th Century Dutch paintings depicting scenes in high relief, one side profusely embossed and applied with a Mythological wedding feast, the other side depicting a crowded cavalry battle in high relief, the cover embossed with city views and surmounted by a cast finial modeled as two bids on a branch. The teapot rests on four lion mask feet, the stunning and very unusual spout is modeled like a dragon's head coming out of a man's mouth, foux Ivory scroll handle.

Hallmarked English Silver (925), London, year 1819 (d), Maker's mark EF for Edward Farrell.


REFERENCE NUMBER: A1270

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Description

Antique 19th Century Georgian Solid Silver impressively large and extremely heavy cast and embossed pear-shaped teapot, extraordinary and magnificent, very rare design in the style of the 17th Century Dutch paintings depicting scenes in high relief, one side profusely embossed and applied with a Mythological wedding feast, the other side depicting a crowded cavalry battle in high relief, the cover embossed with city views and surmounted by a cast finial modeled as two bids on a branch. The teapot rests on four lion mask feet, the stunning and very unusual spout is modeled like a dragon's head coming out of a man's mouth, foux Ivory scroll handle.

Hallmarked English Silver (925 Standard), London, year 1819 (d), Maker's mark EF (Edward Farrell, one of the greatest silversmiths of his time, famous for his very decorative designs). This is probably one the best silver teapots ever for size, age, gauge and workmanship: a real one-off museum piece by one of the most valuable silversmiths of all time.

Condition

In Great Condition - no damage.

Size

Height: 16.5cm
Diameter: 27.5 x 18.5cm
Weight: 1340g