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A splendid example of a George II Scottish silver teapot, of bullet shape, the body decorated with period flat chasing depicting fruit and flowers, with dual opposing vacant cartouche, atop a stepped, spreading circular foot, with short-form curved spout decorated with semi-fluting, the silver loop handle with applied acanthus leaf thumbpiece, the cover with a beautiful concealed hinged is similarly decorated with flat-chasing, the underside clearly and fully hallmarked.


Sponsor's mark: Edward Lothian.

Assay Master: Hugh Gordon.

Assay: Edinburgh, 1746.


Note: This piece is flat chased with fruit and flowers which is typical of the rococo decoration used between 1740 and 1760. A silver handle is used, unlike London-made contemporaneous examples where wood or ivory is the more common material.



Length (handle to tip of spout): 24.2cm.

Height (top of finial): 14.5cm.

Weight: 614.5 grams / 19.75 troy ounces



Excellent antique condition. Good patination. The flat chasing retains good definition and is not worn. The piece in general is free from damage or repair. No thinning to the metal and no erasures. The handle is good and tight. The hallmarks struck to the underside are good. Teapots, especially eighteenth-century examples, can often present in rather poor condition, with wounds from extensive use over hundreds of years. This piece is in fabulous order and has been cherished and cared for during its life.



Scottish. A Mid-Eighteenth-Century George II Rococo Silver Bullet Teapot.

SKU: 68300774
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