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Tea Pot Scottish Classic 'Bullet' Shape Victorian Edinburgh 1853 Marshall & Sons
Ref: 606/444 / LA84527
This Scottish tea pot will delight you. The rare shape is universally popular. This example is not large, at 20ozt / 621.9g, which makes it delicate in appearance. The handle is silver, which adds to its appeal.
The lid and the upper part of the tea pot are attractively chased with a decoration of floral scroll and a series of fleurs de Lys type motifs to the lid. The lid sits into the body of the pot with a concealed hinge and fits perfectly.
The loop handle has a raised acanthus decoration at the top which acts as a thumb rest. There are 2 insulators set into the handle. The spout as a half fluted moulding which is very elegant.
The main body of the pot is plain as is the circular stepped pedestal base on either side of the tea pot are engraved crests, which have been almost polished out. Its would be a simple task to remove the engraving entirely without in any way compromising the quality.
The silver gauge is robust. The hallmarks are stamped inside the base of the pot and are very clear. I cannot trace marks to the lid, but as the mark may have been only the Lion, it may have been rubbed.
The pot has clearly seen much use, but still remains a delightful piece of rare Scottish Silver.
Height : 15.5 cm - 6.1 in
Length : 24 cm - 9.45 in
Diameter : 12.5 cm - 4.92 in
Weight : 621 g - 1.37 lb
Base Diameter : 8.5 cm - 3.35 in
Mynster Antiques has clarified that the Tea Pot Scottish Classic 'Bullet' Shape Victorian Edinburgh 1853 Marshall & Sons (606/444 / LA84527) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being Edinburgh 1853.
This lovely tea pot has been used. There is a 'ding' halfway down the outside of the handle (See image). There is a little 'give' to the lid when raised, but when closed it fits exactly showing no strain. There is a slight split to the left of the hinge. The tea pot stands steady with no wobble. The body of the tea pot shows no scratches or dents. Having pointed out these issues I still consider this to be a worthwhile piece of antique Scottish silver.
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