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Antique Victorian 1870's RARE SHAPE Philip Ashberry & Sons Silver Plated Teapot
Item location: Indooroopilly, QLD, Australia
Technical specifications, photos and description:
~ Welcome to William Sharpe Antiques ~ Here today for your consideration we havethis beautiful silver plated RARE oval shaped teapot, made by the high quality maker Philip Ashberry & Sons of Sheffield, C-1870's. This wonderful piece features two beautifully crafted faces featuring birds upon branches, and decoratively designed finial to complete. Aside from the unusual shape, this piece also features what appears to be porcelain insulator to the handle something that is very strange for teapot of this vintage, indicative of the forward-thinking design that this firm is known for. Condition wise, there are few dints here and there and very very minimal (if any) plate wear, mentioned only for accuracy. The teapot both pours and presents beautifully. Teapots of this shape are almost impossible to come by, making this an essential item for the collector or an excellent investment for the future.
The teapot measures 26cm handle to spout and is mere 10cm wide. It stands 18cm tall and weighs in at about 750gms unpacked.
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