Antique George II Silver Tea Kettle

Date: 1754

Maker: Henry Dutton

Country: England


A handsome antique sterling silver samovar of globular form having a folding handle with leather finish. Plain style with gadroon borders and hand engraved armorial to the front. Pretty flower finial. The matching silver tea kettle stand has an ornate cast and pierced frieze and stands on large shell feet; the integral oil reservoir has a push on top. All pieces with a matching crest.

Contains 1700 ml.

Weight 1349 grams, 43.3 troy ounces.

Total height 35 cm (handle extended)/ kettle height 25 cm (handle extended), 15.5 cm (to top of kettle).

London 1754.

Maker Henry Dutton.

Literature: Tea Kettles date from Queen Anne times these were made until the 1770's when the tea urn took over the job of providing hot water. Although kettles were still made between 1770 and 1840 they were less common until Victorian times when they were reintroduced, probably because of the discovery of odourless spirit for the burners.

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