This is an exceptional and very rare antique English George III sterling silver teapot by the world-famous silversmith, Paul Storr, 1810 in date.
This splendid teapot is of a delightful shape and it is profusely chased with half ribbed fluting decoration. It is further embellished with wonderful foliate motifs below and above the spout and stunning gadrooned shaped borders to the top of the teapot and the base. The remarkable quality flush hinged lid is also beautifully surmounted by a delightful round finial with chased foliate decoration.
It features an exceptional novelty reptilian handle with striking details, proving the silversmith's exceptional mastery in the creation of unique and luxurious silverware - Paul Storr never tired of adding detail to create a true piece of artwork.
The underside of the teapot, as well as the lid, bear the full hallmarks: the Lion passant for sterling silver, the leopard head for London, the letter 'p' for 1810 and the maker's marks 'PS' for Paul Storr.
There is no mistaking its unique quality and design, which is sure to make it a treasured piece by any discerning collector.
In excellent condition with clear hallmarks and no dings, dents or signs of repair. Please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 17 x Width 18 x Depth 30 & Weight 39 troy oz
Dimensions in inches:
Height 7 inches x Width 7 inches x Depth 1 foot & Weight 1.21 kg
Our reference: A1072
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