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Antique Silver George III Teapot made in 1805


An antique silver George III oval-shaped teapot with a straight spout and a fine gadroon decorated border.

Date 1805
Made By Robert Sharp
Location London
Stock Number W24x34

Out of stock

Maker: Robert Sharp

An antique silver George III oval-shaped teapot with a straight spout and a fine gadroon decorated border.

To the top of the lid there is some fluting which is matched by the finial.

This lovely teapot was made in the year of the Battle of Trafalgar.

The teapot is in excellent condition and is made by one of the most important makers of the period.

Shown in the later pictures, we have placed it on a matching teapot stand made in 1800 by Daniel Pontifex of London. This is available, if required (separately) at £435.

Dimensions: length (from handle to the tip of spout) 30 cm; weight 19.5 troy oz.

Robert Sharp

Son of Robert Sharp, yeoman, of Newcastle upon Tyne. Apprenticed to Gawen Nash 4th February 1747, and turned over the same day to Thomas Gladwin Citizen and Merchant Taylor. Free 4th May 1757.

First mark, in partnership with Daniel Smith, apparently entered by 1763 in the missing register. The firm appears as supplying plate to Parker and Wakelin in the latter’s ledger for 1766. Address by 1770: Aldermanbury, when a second Robert Sharp (presumably a nephew), son of John Sharp, late of Newcastle upon Tynebrewer deceased, was apprenticed to his uncle. Livery, December 1771. Appears with Daniel Smith as plateworker, Aldermanbury, in the Parl. Report list 1773.

Second mark as plate worker, in partnership with Richard Carter and Daniel Smith, 9th December 1778. Address: 14 Westmoreland Buildings, Aldersgate Street. Third, fourth and fifth marks, in partnership with Smith only again, 7 February 1780, same address. This last mark has been ascribed previously to Robert Salmon, spoon maker, for whom there is no recorded mark in the existing registers.

A curious characteristic of the marks of Smith and Sharp after the Carter partnership was over, and of Sharp alone in 1788, is that each shows at the top edge of the punch, traces of the bottom of the initials of the former partner, apparently intentionally. It can scarcely be likely, with all the work of the firm, that the old punch was good enough cut down and seems a whim to suggest the change of the firm’s make-up.

Robert Sharp died in 1803.

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For the rest of World £50.00
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