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An extremely rare George III Saffron Teapot made in Edinburgh in 1815 by William Marshall.


This attractive little pot has a circular platform base which stands on four ball feet. The baluster shaped main body is decorated with a wide lobed band which rises to an everted gadrooned rim. The design is without doubt a Scottish interpretation of the Cape pattern being made by Paul Storr, and his contemporaries, in London. The slightly domed cover is also decorated with a lobed band and terminates in a Classical urn finial. This piece has a plain scroll spout and harp shaped silver handle. The Teapot is in excellect condition and is fully marked in the foot.

From 1750 until 1825 a few small, (but otherwise identical to their full size brethren), Teapots were produced which were used as Saffron Teapots. During the Georgian period Saffron was taken as a cleaning method, however it was extremely expensive, hence the miniature teapots which were used. Saffron Pots from London are rare, however we have not seen one from North of the border before.

Height: 4 inches, 10cm.

Length: 6 inches, 15cm.

Width: 4.1 inches, 10.25cm.

Weight: 13oz.