A lovely 18th Century Georgian silver teapot with carved walnut handle and ebony knop. Plain half bombe shape set on 4 finely cast ornate lion paw feet with decorative flowers and foliage set around them. A gadrooned border sits around the bottom of the shoulders. The piece is free from monograms and engravings.
Hallmarked for London 1794, maker Robert Hennell I.
It measures 30cm (11 3/4") long, 12.5cm (5") wide and 15cm (6") high. It weighs 697g / 22.4ozt.
Condition is very good; there are 4 very small solder repairs to the front left side, one on the edge of the spout, where the spout joins the body and 2 others above and below the band running around the middle. There are barely noticeable, and certainly don't impact use or display; please see the final photo for a close up of this section. There is a split to the knop on one side but it remains stable and surface wear is light and appropriate for age and use. The handle has been replaced at some point hence the mix of woods; it is well fitting and stable.
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