George I Silver Tea Kettle


Stock: 9756

Date: 1724

Maker: William Paradise

Country: England

A large and imposing antique silver samovar of plain form with a wooden swing handle. The pear shaped body with...

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A large and imposing antique silver samovar of plain form with a wooden swing handle. The pear shaped body with domed hinged cover is the earliest shape you’ll find. Heavy gauge silver. The matching warming stand has a fixed burner well with push on top. Excellent colour.

Weight 2276 grams, 73.1 troy ounces.

Height 37cm (handle extended), 31cm (handle folded).

London 1724.

Maker William Paradise.

Sterling silver.

Marks. Stamped underneath with a full set of English silver hallmarks (date letter is double struck), lion and maker’s mark to the rim of the lid.

Literature. Silver Tea Kettles date from Queen Anne times  and were used for keeping hot water to replenish the teapot.  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.


The silver box is in very good condition. The hinge works well.

Maker Information

Maker: William Paradise

William Paradise, London silver maker, apprenticed to Joseph Ward 1708, free 1716. 1st mark entered as largeworker 1718. Second (sterling mark) 1720. Livery 1721.

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