Antique melon pattern silver teapot

Antique melon pattern silver teapot


This classic mid-Victorian silver teapot is beautifully hand engraved in fine detail around both the panelled body, domed cover and detachable finial with panels of delicate foliage and floral work, as well as scrolls and lattice patterns. The swan neck spout and scroll handle are similarly hand engraved. Both the finial and handle have ivory insulators to protect the handle from heating up.

A silver teapot pours like no other and sterling silver is the perfect material for making teapots:

· No other material can be fashioned into such elegant and detailed forms, reflect light as beautifully, and a perfectly formed silver teapot spout will never drip.

· Second only to diamonds, silver has the highest thermal conductivity of any material, meaning that tea leaves can be brewed at a higher temperature than in any other teapot, allowing the tea leaves to fully release their flavours.

· That same high thermal conductivity means a silver teapot will retain heat and keep tea hot for much longer.

· Unlike porcelain and ceramic teapots, silver is sturdy and long-lasting, does not shatter and the occasional dent can be debruised.


Height 165 mm / 6 34"
Width 240 mm / 9 12"
Weight 570 g (18.33 troy ozs)