Fine George III silver teapot, oblong in form, mounted on four ball feet. The body of the pot is engraved with scrolling foliage and birds, and the lid, spout and foot are all engraved with leaf designs. The hallmarked silver handle has an acanthus leaf cap and the lid has a flush hinge hidden in the engraving - a sign of quality.
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.