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    Sale 5367

    Christie's Interiors

    30 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 295

    A GEORGE IV SILVER TEAPOT

    MARK OF MESSRS. BARNARD, LONDON, 1829

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE IV SILVER TEAPOT
    MARK OF MESSRS. BARNARD, LONDON, 1829
    Melon-fluted, the silver scroll handle with ivory insulators, with later presentation inscription to George Edward Barnard on his wedding in 1879
    gross weight 28 oz. (869 gr.)


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    A note accompanying this teapot states that it formerly belonged to Sara Barnard, the wife of Michael Faraday, the celebrated scientist known as 'The Father of Electricity.' As the couple had no children, the teapot passed to Faraday's brother-in-law, George Edward Barnard, who came from the family of famous silversmiths.

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