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ABERDEEN. An extremely rare & important George II Teapot made in Aberdeen Circa 1735 by George Cooper.

£ 13,500

The Teapot stands on a spreading circular foot decorated with reeded bands. The spherical main body is plain in design and displays beautiful flower head and scroll chasing below a twisted ropework and bead band. The slightly domed, hinged, cover is chased with near identical designs, to those shown on the main body and terminates in a silver and fruitwood finial. The hinge is surrounded by a botton shaped moulding and the attention tp detail is shown on the underside of the cover as the nut holding the finial in place, is modelled as a stylised flower head. This example has a straight spout and scroll handle decorated with bold leaf capping and linear designs. The handle displays tubular sockets and fruitwood insulators, where it is attached to the main body. This piece is in most excellent condition, is of a very good gauge and has excellent colour. It is very well marked in the foot, with the maker;s mark GC, Three Towers and Gothic initial "a". Very few teapots survive which were made in Aberdeen during this period, especially in this outstanding condition. George Cooper specialised in early tea related items and his teapots can be found in some of the finest museum collections in Scotland and around the World.

Height: 6.2 inches, 15.5 cm.
Length, handle to spout: 23.75 cm.
Weight: 23oz.