Teapot Watering Can

Fine Aesthetic Secessionist Watering Can style Silver Teapot Otley Sheffield

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Dec 3, 02:17 PST
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$48.02 [5 bids] Winning bid
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Fine Aesthetic Secessionist Watering Can style Silver Teapot Otley Sheffield

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A sensational piece of Late Victorian era Silverware. Plated silver watering can shape after Christopher Dresser, and very much in the Aesthetic, even secessionist style. The angular, quite severe form is tempered with a delicate surface engraved pattern. Two angular loop like slots to upper handle and lid suggest this may have had an unusual trivet like stand or perhaps a spirit kettle cradle?
Regardless this is a stand out item on its own, in fabulous condition and marked as made by Thomas Otley & Sons of Sheffield ca 1880-1900s.
Length end to end 29cm. Weight 1 kilo approx.

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