More Images At The Bottom Of This Listing. Early Victorian sterling silver teapot by Benjamin Preston 1844 Circular octagonal formed sterling silver teapot. Eight sections comprising of elaborate hand engraved panels detailing scrolls, fauna & flora with chased floral bouquet. Two panels with cartouche, one with lion crest, the other with floral scroll.
The lid is encased with four scroll formed risers with engraved detail to lid perimeter to finalise with a bud finial, lid assayed to inside with finial bud also hallmarked. The handle is secured by two elaborate ferrules with ivory insulators. The handle has thumb rest to top with partial engraving detail & assay marks near connection. Spout connect complimenting scroll detail to lid with partial engraving. The teapot sits on an elaborate base with four scroll feet, teapot assayed to base with a full set of London assay marks.Antique Sterling Silver Victorian Teapot Benjamin Preston 1844. Weight: 680 grams 21.86 Troy Ounces. Height: 170 mm (17.0 cm). Body Diameter: 140 mm (14.0 cm). Handle Spout: 250 mm (25.0 cm). Engraving is rubbed to surface from polishing with some engraving definition light in places. Light surface marks to body as expected. Small marks to corners of octagonal sections of the teapot body, small shallow indent to top of handle, of little detriment. Teapot lid has a little play, sits tight in rebate with hinge pin secure, lid assay marks clear. Handle tight in ferrules with pins & ivory insulators secure, assay marks to handle clear & legible.
Base feet sit flat & level to the teapot with assay marks clear & decipherable. The teapot is showing all without repair.
Elaborate Engraved Sterling Silver Teapot. We at Tarvier hand make silver & gold jewellery for the private & retail sector, along with English silverware. We also deal internationally in English silver antiques from the Georgian & Victorian periods. We are registered makers with Goldsmiths' Hall, London assay office.Our makers mark is CRA. We pride ourselves in customer service & quality items eighter manufactured by ourselves or silver antiques offered for sale. Your feedback is important to ourselves as such we do our upmost to present our products & create editorial that reflects the item for sale. With all things in life mistakes or something out of our control can happen. Further Images of Antique Sterling Silver Teapot. The item "Antique Sterling Silver Teapot Benjamin Preston 1844 Early Victorian" is in sale since Sunday, February 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Teapots & Sets". The seller is "tarvier" and is located in Lincoln. This item can be shipped worldwide.