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    Sale 12039

    Interiors

    17 August 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 284

    A GEORGE I SILVER TEAPOT

    MARK OF LEWIS METTAYER, LONDON, CIRCA 1710

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    A GEORGE I SILVER TEAPOT
    MARK OF LEWIS METTAYER, LONDON, CIRCA 1710
    Fluted tapering cylindrical, the spout chased with diaper-work, engraved below the rim with stylised lambrequins, fluted ivory handle and finial, the cover later engraved with coat-of-arms, the side later-engraved with crest, marked underneath and on cover bezel with maker's mark only
    4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) high
    gross weight 18 oz. 5 dwt. (567 gr.)
    The later arms are those of Gurwood, possibly for Lt. Colonel Sir John Gurwood K.C.B (1790-1845).


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    The elegant fluted form of this teapot relates to a five piece tea and coffee service also by Mettayer, London, 1712 in the collection of the Dukes of Buccleuch, illustrated in 'Three Centuries of British silver', The Illustrated London News, 22 July 1950, p. 153, fig. 3. Two Irish pieces with the same fluting are also known; a teapot, by Edward Workman, Dublin, 1705-07, sold Christie's New York, 23 October 2000, lot 478 and a matching hot-milk jug which was sold Sotheby's London, 9 March 1974, lot 146.

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