This gorgeous sterling pot has a domed hinged cover on inverted pear-form body issuing an ornate swan necked spout and decoratively mounted carved wood handle. It is lovely and vibrant overall in excellent condition. No noticeable repairs or removals and exhibits complete hallmarks! The Top is fully operational and has fine fit upon close. Handle is secure. There are very few , minute pin dots, stacking/storage marks on only one side~ so small I am unable to pick them up by camera (side opposite of hallmarks). Impressively maintained for a a 240 year old object! Superb & important historical object with original finish and minimal signs of use, not altered or refinished and only showing stacking or handling marks. Brilliant shine and gorgeous form.
Hallmark Details~ Clearly marked below hinged top on exterior of tea pot – see photos. Lion passant (guardant) – English mark for Sterling. The next hallmark, the crowned leopard ~ for London assayed silver. The third engraving mark, the Initials, F.C. for Francis Crump, a lesser known/rare maker. This piece by Francis Crump is an excellent George III form and a valuable addition to any early English Silver, especially Georgian collection! Finally the date initial, “R” ~ 1772.
Size ~ H 11 1/2″ 26.5 oz Troy All in… Object as pictured.