9 December 2011
A PORTUGUESE GOLD TEAPOT AND STAND
APPARENTLY UNMARKED, MID 18TH CENTURY
The teapot inverted pear-shape on spreading foot, the shoulder chased with flowers and foliage on matted ground, the hinged cover with fruiting finial, with ivory handle, the stand shaped circular with shell heightened reeded rim, on three hoof feet, each engraved with two crests within foliage scrolls, the spout of the teapot and the border of the stand each struck with two French post 1864 import marks, engraved under each piece with a scratchweight '29=7'
the teapot 8½ in. (21.8 cm.) wide overall
gross weight 31 oz. (960 gr.) (2)
Frederick A. Crisp F.S.A. (d.1922)
Anonymous sale [Mrs. Crisp]; Christie's, London, 10 March 1920, lots 128 and 129 (£180 to Crichton).
Michael Noble (1913-1984), later created Baron Glenkinglas
The Rt. Hon. Michael Noble, M.P.; Christie's, London, 13 December 1967, lot 42 (£5,200 to Partridge).
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