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English Sterling Silver Scottish Thistle Teapot 1824

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 177151105964918970 English Sterling Silver Scottish Thistle Teapot   1824

FINE & RARE ENGLISH GEORGE IV STERLING SILVER BANDED OBLONG TEAPOT; RICH SWIRLING SUNFLOWER ON SATIN DISPLAYS; RAISED SCOTTISH THISTLE FINIAL; EXCELLENT CONDITION; 26 OUNCES This is an elegant George IV sterling silver sunflower decorated Scottish finial teapot. In classic raised banded mid-section oblong design. Brilliant repoussed swirling sunflower displays to lower body. Large flowers in a various stages of majestic bloom. Set against rich satin background. Elegant gadrooned overhang rim. The rim dividing unique streaming recessed oval stream below. Above, recessed centre chain link decorative band. The cover topped with beautifully cast raised Scottish thistle finial, hallmarked. A most unusual finial design. Rolling acanthus cap wide mouth spout. Rising from slender ruffled acanthus mount. The teapot supported atop beautifully detailed twin flower cap shell tip feet. United by streaming leaf and vine. Later presentation engraving to one side as shown. This very fine English sterling silver 1824 sunflower and Scottish thistle teapot is 11 inches handle to spout and it is 6 3/4 inches tall. Exceptionally thick, heavy guage sterling construction, weighs 26 1/2 ounces. Hallmarked extensively as shown, back, handle and cover. The maker is rubbed. Appears to be "EP"? beneath ?. Reaminder of marks clear. In excellent condition. Rich, lustreous sterling patina throughout. Handle secure. Stands firm on table or display shelf. Cover closes flush to base. The brilliant floral displays and Scottish thistle finial retain their original crisp, vibrant detail. Several tiny shallow bumps to panels. Few tiny shallow bumps, barely noted. For the discerning collector of the finest George IV silver. An extremely fine and rare George IV sterling silver swirling foliate Scottish thistle finial teapot. In excellent condition. Please feel free to inquire directly about this, or any item we've listed. Whether the item is alone or part of a set. We very much welcome your interest. We are collectors first. As such, we are quite easy to work with. We happily combine items when shipping, saving you costs. We ship twice weekly, usually US Postal Priority. Fully insured for domestic packages, and air parcel overseas. We charge a bit more than actual cost for custom size boxes, shipping materials and to pay for professional packing. We make great effort to accurately describe each item listed. Returns are accepted, if either condition, country of origin or dating is significantly incorrect. In such cases we refund your shipping costs as well. Like you, we are only human, and make mistakes. Hopefully, not too many. Remember, the items you see are antiques. Hence, have an expected amount of wear from normal use. As such, returning an item because we failed to mention the tiniest bit of wear, or barely discernible flaw is not acceptable. Nor do we accept returns based on buyer's remorse. Nor change of taste, or because a buyer did not realize how "small" four inches might be once in hand. Please note, Massachusetts residents are subject to sales tax. We have over 5695 feedbacks. And, are quite proud of our 100% plus rating. We received favorable notice in the March 12th, 2006 New York Times. Page 8, Business Section, in a well written article on silver collecting. Copy furnished upon request. From our personal collection, an elegant mid 19th century coin silver basket, from John and Edward Moore, of Tiffany fame. Illustrated in the cover article of May/June 2008 Silver Magazine, page 27. Enjoy....and good fortune in your bidding.

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