waxantiques

George II Antique Silver Kettle

SOLD

Stock: 9977

Date: 1738

Maker: John Jacob

Country: England

A handsome antique sterling silver samovar of globular form having a shaped folding handle with leather finish. Hand engraved to...

More Below

Description

Description

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.

Marks. Stamped under the kettle with a full set of English silver hallmarks; under the kettle stand with the maker’s mark for John Jacob stamped 4 times. The burner well and burner top both have a griffin’s head crest.

Literature. Silver Tea Kettles date from Queen Anne times. These 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

Condition

This impressive antique silver kettle is in very good condition. The engravings are crisp.

Maker Information

Maker: John Jacob

John Jacob, London silversmith, no record of apprenticeship or freedom. 1st mark entered as largeworker 1734. 2nd mark 1739. Married Anne, daughter of Augustine Courtauld. Probably Huguenot. Mainly known for good quality rococo baskets, candlesticks and hollowware.

Our Guarantee

Customer satisfaction is our primary concern

All silverware on our website is checked thoroughly prior to offering it for sale and every product listing contains a condition report and details of the silver hallmarks.

All items offered on our website include:

  • Free Shipping Worldwide
  • Tracked and Insured
  • 14 day no quibble money back guarantee
  • We are accredited members of LAPADA and conform to their strict professional standards
  • We dispatch 1-3 days after receiving cleared payments

More detailed information about deliveries, returns and how to pay is available in the Help section at the bottom of this page.

Recently Viewed Products

    Keep up to date with our Latest Items and News on Early Silver

      Instagram