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Kettles & Samovars

Browse our collection of antique silver Tea Urns, Tea Kettles and Samovars. These practical items were used in the 18th and 19th centuries to replenish the teapot with hot water.

Silver Tea Urns, also known as samovars, They were not usually found before about 1765 and the early ones were heated with charcoal. About 20 years later more sophisticated designs were produced after the introduction of a pre heated iron rod which could be placed into the tea urn within a central tube. By the year 1800 the use of spirit lamps underneath the urn became popular. Smaller urns were also made for coffee and these normally didn’t have a heating device.

Silver Tea Kettles date from Queen Anne times. Tea kettles were used to refill the teapot for guests and family while tea was being served. They were made until the 1770’s when the tea urn took over the job of providing hot water. Although kettles were still made between 1770 and 1840 they were less common until Victorian times when they were reintroduced, probably because of the discovery of odourless spirit for the burners

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Kettles & Samovars

Browse our collection of antique silver Tea Urns, Tea Kettles and Samovars. These practical items were used in the 18th and 19th centuries to replenish the teapot with hot water.

Silver Tea Urns, also known as samovars, They were not usually found before about 1765 and the early ones were heated with charcoal. About 20 years later more sophisticated designs were produced after the introduction of a pre heated iron rod which could be placed into the tea urn within a central tube. By the year 1800 the use of spirit lamps underneath the urn became popular. Smaller urns were also made for coffee and these normally didn’t have a heating device.

Silver Tea Kettles date from Queen Anne times. Tea kettles were used to refill the teapot for guests and family while tea was being served. They were made until the 1770’s when the tea urn took over the job of providing hot water. Although kettles were still made between 1770 and 1840 they were less common until Victorian times when they were reintroduced, probably because of the discovery of odourless spirit for the burners

  • Circa 1720

    Paul de Lamerie

    9720 George I Silver Tea Kettle

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    A large and imposing antique silver samovar of plain design having a wooden swing handle and 12-sided baluster design. By the sought after Huguenot silversmith Paul de Lamerie. Britannia standard silver*. Very heavy gauge silver. The matching burner stand has carrying handles and stands on large wooden ball feet; it has a removable burner well with push on top and flip cap for the wick. Excellent colour and hand hammered finish. A nice feature is the hinged cover to the pouring spout. Engraved with a crest and name “Riversdale W.G”. Weight 3696 grams, 118.8 troy ounces. Total height 44cm (handle extended). London circa 1720. Maker’s mark stamped 4 times for Paul de Lamerie (Britannia mark).

  • 1738

    John Jacob

    9977 George II Antique Silver Kettle

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    A handsome antique sterling silver samovar of globular form having a shaped folding handle with leather finish. Hand engraved to the front is a large armorial within a decorative cartouche there is a matching crest on the reservoir lid and well. The matching stand has a cut-work frieze and stands on large shell feet, it has a removable burner well with push on top. Contains 1550 ml. Weight 1695 grams, 54.5 troy ounces. Total height (handle extended) 31.5cm, height (handle folded) 23.5cm. Spread 22.5cm. London 1738. Maker John Jacob. Sterling silver.

  • 1753

    Fuller White

    10155 George II Antique Silver Tea Kettle

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    A magnificent example of English rococo silver. An antique sterling silver samovar of inverted baluster form with a folding raffia finish handle, the silver lid finial cast in the form of a little merman drinking from a shell, the curved spout finishing in the form of a bird. Superb quality deep chased decoration with shells, flowers and swirls. Hand engraved to the front is a large family armorial and to the reverse a Scottish sporran crest. The matching stand has an ornate cast and pierced frieze with face masks (to match those on the handle), and stands on large shell feet; the integral oil reservoir has a push on top, both with the sporran crest. Weight (including raffia) 2451 grams, 78.8 troy ounces. Total height 39cm. Kettle height 27.5 cm (handle extended), 19 cm (to top of kettle finial). London 1753. Maker Fuller White. Sterling silver.

  • 1810

    John Edwards III

    9998 George III Antique Silver Kettle

    £3,850

    A handsome antique sterling silver samovar of oval form with a wicker wrapped loop handle. The matching stand on four lion paw feet contains a double burner. Plain style with an expansive hand engraved armorial to the front for the Ramsden and Balfour families. A charming feature is the little turned wood tap finial in the form of an acorn. Total weight 2518 grams, 80.9 troy ounces. Total height 41cm. London 1810. Maker John Edwards III.

  • 1825

    Benjamin Smith

    9823 Georgian Silver Tea Kettle

    £6,850

    Of sporting interest. A magnificent antique sterling silver tea kettle (also known as a samovar or hot water kettle) with a scene of horses hunting to hounds. The kettle is all over decorated with flowers, foliage, scrolls and cast borders. It has a pretty flower lid finial and folding ivory handle. The matching silver tea kettle stand has an ornate cast and pierced frieze with flowers and leaves; the integral burner has a detachable cap to insert the oil and wick. An excellent piece with heavy gauge silver and good colour. Hand engraved to the top of the burner is a stag crest. Contains 1400 ml. Total weight 1945 grams, 62.5 troy ounces. Total height 31.5cm (to top of handle), 23cm (to top of kettle). London 1825. Makers Benjamin Smith and Richard Sibley.

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