A very pretty antique silver teapot with plain oval shape and straight angled spout. The plain classical design with bands of bright cut engraving, ribbon swags and cartouche with flowers and musical instruments are typical of this period. Weight 366 grams, 11.7 troy ounces. Height 12 cms. Spread 23.5 cms. Base 9 x 11.5 cms. Contains 650 ml. Sterling silver. London 1779. Maker Charles Aldridge and Henry Green.
This elegant silver teapot is in excellent condition with no damage or restoration. The silver marks are clear and easy to read. The engraving is crisp. The outside of the teapot was probably gilded originally and there are slight traces of this still visible. There are some solder marks underneath but these appear to be original to the piece as there is no evidence from inside of any repair. The teapot has been tested and it does not leak. The handle is secure. There is a wear line crack to the wooden finial (see photo).
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.