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Queen Anne Replica Antique Silver Teapot - James Aitchison     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11034
Period: Edward VII
Year: 1903
Silversmith: James Aitchison
Place: London
Price: $ 900.00
Weight: 405 grams
Dimensions: 13.8 cm height, 5.5 cm diameter
Condition: Excellent, no dents, few small scratch marks, only visible under magnification.

Description: A lovely Queen Anne replica teapot, itself antique as over 100 years old, a faithful copy of the earliest known English silver teapots. The teapot is small, due to the rarity of tea during the period, it would be termed bachelor size today. The teapot is pear shaped, with a domed lid topped by urn finial, stand-away hinge, raised circular foot, and octagonal curved spout. The wooden handle is the traditional shape, with thumb piece for easy pouring. The weight and quality are excellent, this teapot is a pleasure to use. An original teapot, dated 1715 and valued at over GBP 12000, is depicted in the book "Price Guide to Antique Silver, Peter Waldron, page 269, this replica is an almost exact copy. The hallmarks are clear, including makers mark JA for James Aitchison of Princes Street, Edinburgh, Goldsmith to the Queen (Victoria), Prince of Wales and Duke of Edinburgh. Aitchison worked between 1877 and 1910, he was a town councillor, and was involved in the building of Usher Hall. His home in Edinburgh is now the Huntley Museum on the Royal mile. In addition to town mark, date letter and lion passant, the teapot also has an additional mark, a crescent moon with 3 dots, we assume a trade mark used by Aitchison (all assistance welcome).
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