A SMALL GEORGE II SILVER BULLET TEAPOT, ANNE TANQUERAY, LONDON, 1729
spherical with straight spout, wooden finial and scroll handle, engraved contemporary coat-of-arms, the underside with initials 'TPC'
8.1cm., 3¼in. high
195gr., 6oz. 5dwt.
Good clear marks to the underside, the maker's mark a little rubbed. The wooden handle and finial probably later replaced. The body and little bright and arms a little worn. Good condition overall.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Christie's, London, 7 December 1966, lot 137 (via Walter Wilson)