George I Silver Octagonal Teapot
George I Silver Octagonal Teapot
George I Silver Octagonal Teapot
George I Silver Octagonal Teapot
George I Silver Octagonal Teapot
George I Silver Octagonal Teapot
George I Silver Octagonal Teapot
George I Silver Octagonal Teapot
George I Silver Octagonal Teapot
George I Silver Octagonal Teapot

JOHN CARNABY (worked 1718-c.1740)

George I Silver Octagonal Teapot

1721 Newcastle England

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A rare early English provincial silver teapot of octagonal form. Britannia standard silver* Pear shaped with faceted straight spout and domed hinged cover. Octagonal teapots were only made for a very short time (c1710-25) and are very rare and expensive today. Contains 650 ml. Weight 372 grams, 11.9 troy ounces. Height 16.5 cms. Spread 20 cms. Newcastle 1721. Maker John Carnaby.
This rare little silver teapot is in very good condition with no damage or restoration. Stamped underneath with a full and clear set of English silver hallmarks, the lid is unmarked. This pot has been water tested and doesn’t leak. It pours beautifully.

Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.
*Britannia Standard. In 1696, so extensive had become the melting and clipping of coinage that the silversmiths were forbidden to use the sterling standard for their wares, but had to use a new higher standard, 95.8 per cent. New hallmarks were ordered, “the figure of a woman commonly called Britannia” and the lion’s head erased (torn off at the neck) replacing the lion passant and the leopard’s head crowned. This continued until the old standard of 92.5 per cent was restored in 1720. Britannia standard silver still continues to be produced even today.
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