14
14
probably Charles Chesterman, London
THE YEATS' TEAPOT ON STAND
Estimate
1,2001,800
LOT SOLD. 3,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
14
probably Charles Chesterman, London
THE YEATS' TEAPOT ON STAND
Estimate
1,2001,800
LOT SOLD. 3,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Yeats: The Family Collection

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probably Charles Chesterman, London
THE YEATS' TEAPOT ON STAND
bright-cut engraving, teapot and stand engraved with the Yeats' crest
Quantity: 2
silver, wood handle
teapot: 29.5cm., 11 5/8 in. wide ; stand: 15.3cm., 6in. wide ; 611.3gr.; 19oz. 12dwt.
1797
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Catalogue Note

Not much is know about the Yeats family until the 1770s when Benjamin William Yeats is recorded as a wholesale linen merchant of William Street, Dublin. By his marriage with Mary Butler, he gave his descendants pretension to grander origins: the name ‘Butler’ was of aristocratic lineage and linked them back to the great Norman dynasty of the Dukes of Ormond and an ancestor had married with the Voisin family, a family of bankers and goldsmiths from Orleans, which brought them the Huguenot connection. Interestingly, the crest of the Yeats family is of the homophone family ‘Yates’. It is not known whether this was their original name or they made it theirs, but it has been certainly proudly engraved on family silver and Lolly used it on her bookplate (lot 187). 

Yeats: The Family Collection

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London