1802 Classical English Georgian Sterling Silver Paneled Teapot Solomon Hougham. Presented is a wonderful English Georgian sterling silver teapot, made by Solomon Hougham and dated 1802. The teapot is made in a handsome classical form, with an eight-paneled body and straight spout.
The pot has a finely hand engraved crest of a coursing hound on one side. The lid has a top shaped finial and a nicely done invisible hinge.The teapot's capacity is about 5 ½ cups, or 44 fluid ounces/1.3 liters. I will say this teapot has a really beautiful pour (from checking the capacity, have not made tea in it). The interior wall over the spout has a nice fine-holed strainer as well; I have to think this pot would be a joy to use for tea, but it's certainly attractive enough just for display. This piece is hallmarked on the underside with the lion passant for sterling silver, the leopard's head crowned for the city of London, the date letter G for 1802, the duty stamp of King George III's head, and the maker's mark for Solomon Hougham. This piece is in great overall condition. There are solder touchups to both "shoulders" (long sides, under the rim), one vertical rib, and three of the bottom corners. These touchups are extremely hard to notice without close, careful inspection, and are likely themselves antique. There are a couple of dings here and there, and one small dent to the bottom. We mention these things in the interest of being 100% honest where many sellers would not go into this level of detail. In person, the pot looks very good. No leaks, no monogram removals.
The teapot measures about 8 inches long from spout to handle and about 4 ¾ inches wide, with a height of 6 ½ inches to the top of the finial of the lid. This pot weighs 502 grams or 17.7 regular ounces. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Non-U. The seller is "robertcharlessilver" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.