George II Silver Bullet Teapot


Stock: 6514

Date: 1729

Maker: Samuel Margas

Country: England

A rare antique sterling silver teapot of small size. Very charming with plain body and engraved decoration to the top....

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A rare antique sterling silver teapot of small size. Very charming with plain body and engraved decoration to the top. The spout is prettily shaped with acanthus leaf decoration to the tip. Excellent colour.

Weight 397 grams, 12.7 troy ounces.

Height 12 cms. Spread 20 cms. London 1729.

Maker Samuel Margas.

The bullet shaped teapot is probably one of the best known types of the George II period and the lid of this one has a cleverly concealed flush hinge which is difficult to distinguish as the engraver has continued the decoration over this area.

Literature: Early teapots were of small capacity because of the rarity of tea. Although there are a few 17th century teapots in existence, there is little likelihood of finding one dating before 1710. The earlier the teapot the smaller they tend to be as tea was a very expensive commodity until the middle of the reign of George I


Very good. The bottom of the handle has had an old repair Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

Maker Information

Maker: Samuel Margas

Samuel Margas, apprenticed to his brother Jacob Margas of the Butchers’ Company 1708, free 1714. Mark entered as largeworker 1715. Second (sterling) mark 1721. Known mainly for his candlesticks. His most important surviving work is the wine cistern on 1714 for the Marquess of Crewe. There is an undated ewer and dish c.1720 in the Untermyer (ex Hermitage) Collection.

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