Silver teapot of oval form with beaded lower edge, the spout long and straight with small shoulder and short neck, the hinged, domed lid with beaded edge and wooden, mushroom knop with silver ball finial, the ear-shaped handle with curved thumb rest also wood, the main body heavily decorated with bright-cut engraved bands of stylized floral motifs at top and bottom and in the middle floral garlands and scrolls, on either side an empty oval reserve.


Hester Bateman, London, England