6895
George II Silver Bullet Teapot by John Edwards

Date: 1732

Maker: John Edwards

Country: England

Stock Number: 6895

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A fine antique sterling silver bullet shape teapot. Lovely plain shape with a straight spout and inset hinge. To the front there is a hand engraved armorial. This is a very early teapot. Although a few 17th century teapots exist there is very little likelihood of finding one before 1710. The earlier the teapot the smaller they tend to be as tea was a very expensive commodity until the middle of the reign of George I. Weight 393 grams, 12.6 troy ounces. Height 10.5 cms. Spread 21 cms. London 1732. Maker John Edwards.

Literature: Early teapots were of small capacity because of the rarity of tea. Although there are a few 17th century teapots in existence, there is little likelihood of finding one dating before 1710. The earlier the teapot the smaller they tend to be as tea was a very expensive commodity until the middle of the reign of George I

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