A Hester Bateman George III Silver Teapot, London,...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionA Hester Bateman George III Silver Teapot, London, 1786
Marks: (lion passant), (crowned leopard), (duty mark), l, HB
5-3/4 h x 10-1/2 w x 3-1/2 d inches (14.6 x 26.7 x 8.9 cm)
15.95 troy ounces (gross)
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,800.
Age-related cracking to handle and pineapple finial, handle loose due to minor mounting damage to silver a joint, possible seam repair at base, teapot almost sits flush on even surface, few light pin dents to body, armorial crest engraved to one side, presenting well with wear and surface scratches commensurate with age, polishing, and use.
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