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The surface of this teapot is embellished with large and impressive embossed and chased scrolling leaf designs to the inverted incurve to each panel.
The decoration to the body incorporates a shaped cartouche displaying a crest in a ducal coronet an oak tree fructed and penetrated transversely in the main stem by a frame saw below the motto ‘Through’* to either side.
The flared, tapering upper portion of the teapot has a moulded border to the shaped rim.
This teapot is fitted with a hallmarked hinged domed panelled cover embellished with further embossed and chased leaf designs.
The cover retains the impressive original hallmarked finial embellished with bead ornamentation and encircled with an interlacing design.
The fine and impressive C scroll handle is ornamented with chased decorated leaf designs which are incorporated into the shaped thumbpiece.
Both the upper and lower sockets of the handle are embellished with scrolling decoration.
The fine and impressive swan necked spout is ornamented with fluted and chased leaf decoration with further leaf designs around the upper portion of the lip.
This teapot is supported on four impressive bracket style feet embellished further embossed scroll and stylised leaf decoration.
This exceptional example of William IV teaware was crafted by the renowned London silversmiths Joseph Angell I & John Angell I.
* This crest pertains the family Hamilton.
Diameter of body 16 cm/6.3"
Width from back of handle to tip of spout 29.5/11.6"
25 troy ounces/778g
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The embossed and chased decoration is very sharp.
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique silverware.
Origin: London, England
35B St Georges Terrace
Tyne & Wear