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Antique Silver Teapots

The earliest known silver teapot was made in 1670. This priceless treasure is now at the famous Victoria and Albert Museum in London. During the reign of Queen Anne many fine examples of teapots were made by special order from the nobility. These were only in small sizes as tea was still quite expensive. Teapots of this period were quite beautiful with the norm being a pear shaped body with a domed lid. Not until the reign of George II, (1727 – 1759) were teapots made in larger sizes and at that time, a great many were produced. Between 1725 and 1750, the popular shape was a bullet – shaped teapot. Ones that were made in the late eighteenth century ranged in style from simple oval shapes with minimal engraving to elaborate serpentine forms with extensive ornamentation.

Sterling silver is the perfect material for crafting teapots, as the natural properties of silver cause heat to be retained. Thus, tea brewed in a silver teapot will stay warm for much longer than if made from other materials.

Antique George III English Silver Teapot


A very handsome Neoclassical style Antique George III English Silver Teapot. It has an oval straight-sided body with hand-engraved upper and lower bands of floral work. This detail work resonates throughout the body. There is a plain cartouche on one side and on the other …

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Antique George III English Silver Teapot


Hester Bateman (1709 – 1794) was the most famous 18th century English female silversmith.  Hester was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Nedem. She married in 1732 (at the Church of St. Botolph’s, Aldergate, in the city of London) the goldsmith John Bateman, whereby together …

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