George III Silver Teapot by Hester Bateman


Stock: 8642

Date: 1786 - 1969

Maker: Hester Bateman

Country: England

A very pretty antique silver teapot with plain oval shape, bead borders and straight angled spout. Excellent quality and typical...

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A very pretty antique silver teapot with plain oval shape, bead borders and straight angled spout. Excellent quality and typical of the work by this sought after English lady silversmith. To one side there is a decorative cartouche with a large armorial and crest, to the other side there is a decorative monogram with intertwined initials in old fashioned script. Contains 980 ml. Weight 509 grams, 16.3 troy ounces. Height 14.7 cms. Spread 27.5 cms. Base measures 14 x 9.8 cms. Sterling silver. London 1786. Maker Hester Bateman.


This elegant silver teapot is in very good condition with no damage. Quality inset hinge. With a full set of clear English silver hallmarks underneath, the lid has the lion mark and makers mark. This pot has been water tested and does not leak, it pours very well.

Maker Information

Maker: Hester Bateman

Hester Bateman (1708–1794) is probably the most well known of all English lady silversmiths and her work is highly collectible. She married in 1732 the goldsmith John Bateman, and together they worked a small silversmith business. Following the death of her husband in 1760 she successfully ran her family business for thirty years and was succeeded in turn by her sons, grandson and great-grandson and the Bateman family silversmithing company lasted until the middle of the nineteenth century. Hester had at least five children - Jonathan, Peter, probably John (who may have been connected with the business, although he is only recorded as a watch and clock-maker), Letitia (who married Richard Clarke), and Ann. Only Peter, Letitia, and Ann were still living at the time of Hester's death. Hester registered her mark at Goldsmith's Hall ‘April 16, 1761, as Hester Bateman in Bunnhill Row and this mark was used until 1790. Hester died in 1794. 1790 registered mark of her sons PETER BATEMAN and JOHN BATEMAN. This partnership was of short duration as Jonathan, who married Ann Downlinff, died in 1791. 1791 registered mark PETER and ANN BATEMAN, Jonathan's widow. 1800 registered mark PETER BATEMAN, ANN BATEMAN and WILLIAM (I) BATEMAN. William Bateman was the son of Jonathan and Ann Bateman who in 1800 entered in partnership with his uncle Peter and his mother Ann. 1805, after the retirement of Ann, registered mark PETER BATEMAN and WILLIAM (I) BATEMAN. From 1815 to 1840 WILLIAM (I) BATEMAN was registered alone. From 1839 to 1843 WILLIAM (II) BATEMAN (son of William I) & DANIELL BALL.

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