George III Silver Teapot


Stock: 9526

Date: 1780

Maker: Robert Hennell I

Country: England

A pretty antique silver teapot with plain oval shape and straight angled spout. Elegant classical design with bands of bright...

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A pretty antique silver teapot with plain oval shape and straight angled spout. Elegant classical design with bands of bright cut engraving, ribbons, swags and cartouche with flowers and classical motifs, all typical of this period. Brown wooden handle and lid finial. Weight 430 grams, 13.8 troy ounces. Height 13.5 cm (to top of handle). Spread 25 cm. Top 12 x 9.2 cm. Contains 730 ml. Sterling silver. London 1780. Maker Robert Hennell I.


The silver teapot is in very good condition. Stamped underneath with a full set of English silver hallmarks, the lid with lion mark only. The engraving is crisp. The teapot has been tested and it does not leak. The handle is secure. The end of the spout is slightly out of shape. There is a slight ripple mark on the surface of the lid close to the hinge. 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: Robert Hennell I

Hennell Family (worked from 1728). David Hennell I was apprenticed to Edward Wood 1728. Married Hannah Broomhead 1736. First mark, as largeworker 1736. The Hennell's had fifteen children of which only five reached maturity. David retired from business in 1773 and died 1785. Robert Hennell I, fifth child of David Hennell I, apprenticed to his father 1756, free 1763. 1st mark in partnership with David I 1763. 2nd similar. 3rd mark alone as smallworker 1772. 4th mark as saltmaker 1773. 5th mark in partnership with son David II as 3rd partner 1802. Robert Hennell II, son of John Hennell, elder brother of Robert Hennell I. Apprenticed to his uncle Robert Hennell I 1778, free 1785. Also apprenticed to John Houle as engraver. 1st mark entered as plateworker with Henry Nutting 1808. 2nd,3rd and 4th marks mark alone 1809,1820 and 1826. Retired 1833. Samuel Hennell, son of Robert Hennell I. 1st mark entered as third partner to his father and brother in 1802. 2nd mark with Robert Hennell only 1802. 3rd mark alone 1811. 4th mark in partnership with John Terry 1814, terminated 1816. David Hennell II, apprenticed to his father Robert Hennell I 1782, free 1789. Livery 1791. 1st mark in partnership with his father 1795. Second mark, with brother Samuel added to the partnership 1802. Resigned from Livery 1821.

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