12 June 2006
THE PROPERTY OF A SWISS ESTATE
A QUEEN ANNE SILVER TEAPOT
MARK OF AUGUSTINE COURTAULD, LONDON, 1713
Pear shaped on a collet foot, the part-facetted spout with a hinged cover, with a later wood handle, the domed cover with a baluster finial, engraved with a coat-of-arms, marked underneath and on bezel of cover, the spout cover apparently unmarked, the base further engraved with a scratchweight '13=13'
5½ in. (14 cm.) high
gross weight 13 oz. (410 gr.)
The arms are those of Watkins impaling Pye for Charles Watkins and his wife Anne, daughter of Sir John Pye, 1st Bt., who he married in 1695/6. Their son, The Rev. Richard Watkins, matriculated at Wadham College, Oxford in 1720 and was rector of Clifton Campbell, Staffordshire, from 1738 until his death in 1776.
With James Robinson Ltd., New York, 24 May 1979
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