Antique Victorian Silver Teapot 1837
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This is a wonderful antique Victorian silver teapot that is hallmarked for London 1827 and bears the makers mark of John James Keith. The item is in excellent condition as can be seen from the photos.
Keith & Co.
Keith & Co operated between 1824 and 1929 as silversmiths in City Road in London. The company was founded in 1824 by John Keith and kept going for more than a century. Between 1868 and 1874 his son John James Keith and his employees worked at Cox & Sons in the same street as his London agent, Franck Smith & Co. They were represented at the London exhibitions in 1851 and 1862.
Keith & Co. made silver for the Ecclesiological Society from 1843 but were forced into bankruptcy in 1867 when pressure came from the Society over the quality of their work. It appears that John Keith joined Cox & Sons and went on to win medals in 1871 for silver designed by Talbert. By the 1870s they were also supplying non-precious metals and church furniture. John James Keith, his son, went on to be a partner of Cox, Son & Buckley.
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 14 x Width 30 x Depth 18 & Weight 21 troy oz
Dimensions in inches:
Height 5 inches x Width 1 foot x Depth 7 inches & Weight 0.65 kg
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
Our reference: 04164
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