Silver Form Bullet Teapot
This teapot is a copy of an English silver bullet teapot, probably provincial, of the period 1730-1735. The inverted pear shaped body stands on a prominent applied foot rim, with a cast and applied spout bearing an acanthus terminal.
The ebonized pear wood handle is probably original, with the upper handle attachment taking a petal form.
The slightly raised cover is detachable, with one vent hole, and the fruitwood component of the finial is a replacement.
Only small patches of the original exterior French plating remain, although silvering is evident to the underside of the foot rim and cover.
The teapot bears no pseudo hallmarks.
- Gentle, R. & Feild, R., 1975. English Domestic Brass. London, Elek Books. ISBN 0236309064. Pl. 216 for similar teapot.