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An extremely fine & unusual George III Teapot & Stand made in London in 1801 by Robert, David & Samuel Hennell.

The Teapot is modelled in a design which we had not previously seen from the Hennell workshops. The slightly baluster body is decorated with a lower wide lobed band, above an engraved border of Greek key designs. The sides rise to an everted rim which unusually comes to a point at the front and rear. The hinged cover displays a lobed central section and engraved band of trailing foliate motifs. The cover terminates in a turned fruitwood finial and this example has a fruitwood scroll handle. The spout is also, unusually, decorated with lobing and the pot is fully marked on the foot and with the maker's mark and sterling mark on the cover. The side is also engraved with a set of contemporary script initials. This piece has its original circular stand, which displays a gadrooned edge and is also engraved with the same Greek key designs which are seen on the main body. The Teapot and Stand are in excellent condition and are modelled in a most unusual design.

Length, handle to spout: 9.8 inches, 24.5cm.
Width: 5.2 inches, 13cm.
Height, to the top of the handle: 6 inches, 15cm.
Weight: 20oz.


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