Queen Anne style silver bachelor teapot

Queen Anne style silver bachelor teapot

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A good quality reproduction of a Queen Anne style silver teapot. The hand-raised pear-shaped body has a carved fruitwood handle, probably apple or pear, and an elegant cast swan-neck spout that pours beautifully. The small size (known as a bachelor teapot) is in keeping with the early style of this attractive piece. A silver teapot pours like no other.

The silver bachelor teapot is simply a smaller version of a full-size teapot, but intended for one person. Occasionally mistaken as part of a child's tea service, they are deliberately petite and were created long before the advent of the tea bag!

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, so 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.

Dimensions:

Height 140 mm / 5 12"
Width 180 mm / 7 332"
Weight 385 g (12.38 troy ozs)
Year

1903

Place

London

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