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An exceptionally fine and unusual George III Teapot made in London in 1787 by Benjamin Mountigue.


This rare piece is oval in form and the sides of the main body display wide reeded bands interspersed with prick dot engraving. The sides are also engraved with an upper and lower band of foliate sprays on a scratch engraved ground. Both the front and reverse display a pretty oval bright cut cartouche, with an unusual crescent of flower heads below, one vacant and the other containing a set of contemporary script initials. The slightly domed cover is also engraved with the designs shown on the main body and terminates in a silver mounted fruitwood finial. The tapering straight spout is also decoarted with wide raised reeding and displays tiny engraved leaves at the end. This example has a fruitwwod scroll handle and is fully marked on the base and with the sterling mark on the cover. This design is seldom seen and the workmanship is quite outstanding. It is in quite excellent crisp condition - a very desirable piece.

Length, handle to spout: 10.75 inches, 26.88cm.
Width: 3.5 inches, 8.75cm.
Weight: 14oz.