George II Silver Tea Kettle
Maker: Charles Hatfield
A handsome antique sterling silver samovar of circular form having a folding raffia finish handle. Excellent quality deep chased decoration....
A handsome antique sterling silver samovar of circular form having a folding raffia finish handle. Excellent quality deep chased decoration. The end of the curved spout is modelled in the form of a bird. The front has a large hand engraved cartouche containing a family armorial. The matching stand has an ornate cast and pierced frieze with face masks, and stands on large shell feet; the integral oil reservoir has a push on top with a crest. Contains 2100 ml. Weight 1950 grams, 62.7 troy ounces. Total height 35.5 cm (handle extended)/ kettle height 26 cm (handle extended), 19 cm (to top of kettle finial). London 1742. Maker Charles Hatfield. His work is comparatively rare and shows signs of Huguenot influence.
This impressive antique silver kettle is in very good condition with no damage or silver restoration. With a full and matching set of English silver hallmarks under the kettle and burner; kettle lid and oil reservoir lid unmarked. The kettle engraving is still crisp, some wear to the crest engraving on the little oil reservoir lid. The raffia to the handle is in good condition. 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: Charles Hatfield
Charles Hatfield, London silversmith, apprenticed to Joseph Barbutt 1711, turned over 1715 to David Williams. Free 1727. Two marks (sterling and new standard) entered as largeworker 1727. Third mark 1739. Susannah Hatfield, his widow, entered her mark in 1740. Charles Hatfield was one of the Subordinate Goldsmiths to the King (1723-39). His work is comparatively rare and shows signs of Huguenot influence.
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