8719 George III Silver Tea Urn
A handsome antique sterling silver samovar with pineapple finial, lions mask handles and ivory tap finial. Typical decoration of the period with the half fluted decoration to body and lid and gadroon borders. The lions paw feet with shell mounts are impressive. The animal pouring spout is very charming. To the front is a hand engraved crest and motto “Nec Temere Nec Timide”. Weight 2587 grams, 83.1 troy ounces. Height 34 cms. London 1798. Maker William Bennett.