George II style silver bullet teapot
Wonderful quality silver bullet style teapot with a band of hand-chased decoration around the lid in the George II manner. Made by Lionel Alfred Crichton, a silversmith specialising in fine quality copies of old master silversmiths' work, the body of this teapot was hand raised from sheet silver and one can still see the hammered finish inside that is indicative of this work. The lid has an almost invisible flush hinge - a sign of top quality. It has the capacity for about six cups of tea.
This silver teapot bears a crest of a cockerel with the motto Commit Thy Work to God for the Sinclair family of Fairmead, Cambridgshire.
A silver teapot pours like no other
Sterling silver is the perfect material for fashioning teapots:
· No other material can be fashioned into such elegant and detailed forms, reflect light as beautifully, and a perfectly formed silver teapot spout will never drip.
· Second only to diamonds, silver has the highest thermal conductivity of any material, meaning that tea leaves can be brewed at a higher temperature than in any other teapot, allowing the tea leaves to fully release their flavours.
· That same high thermal conductivity means a silver teapot will retain heat and keep tea hot for much longer.
· Unlike porcelain and ceramic teapots, silver is sturdy and long-lasting, does not shatter and the occasional dent can be debruised.
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