Description: An impressive sterling silver circular teapot heavily embossed with flowers and leaves. Acanthus capped loop handle, hinged cover with floral finial. There is profuse embossed and chased foliage decoration to the body of the teapot including two shaped cartouches, one with a bright cut engraved crest to the centre and the other with a presentation inscription.
The crest is that of the Wolfe family and has the inscription ‘pro patria mori’
The presentation inscription reads; “To Major James Wolfe, This small testimony of affectionate regard is presented by his friends and brother officers of the Kildare Regt. of Militia, in token of their very high esteem for his character & uniform conduct when in charge of the Regt.”
This fine teapot is an extremely good gauge of silver and is in excellent condition. The chased decoration is very crisp. The hallmarks struck to the underside of the teapot are all very clear. The beautiful profile and exuberant decoration on this silver teapot makes it a unique piece that would enhance any table setting.
Dimensions: Length: 32cm/12.6″ handle to tip of spout. Width: 19.5cm/7.70″ top of teapot. Height: 14cm/5.5″ top of finial to base.
Weight: 28.36 Troy Oz/882.3g
Maker: James Fray, 39 Bride Street, Dublin. Freeman in 1829.
Origin: Dublin 1838