5 July 2005
A William and Mary silver teapot
London, 1689, maker's mark BB crescent below
Inverted pear-shaped on collet foot, with reeded borders, the part-wood handle with silver cagework mount, the scroll spout with hinged cover, beaded decoration and cut-card work lower terminal, the hinged cover with cut-card work calyx and baluster finial, marked on base and cover
5in. (12.7cm.) high
gross 11oz. (347gr.)
For the same maker's mark see Jackson, Ian Pickford ed., p.141
A Collector; Sotheby's London, 8 June 1972, lot 79.
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