Dominick & Haff Sterling Silver Lion Teapot 1882 40 Oz Rare For Sale
RARE 1882 DOMINICK & HAFF STERLING SILVER LION PAW TEAPOT; A SUPERB RE-CREATION OF A c1820 NEW YORK DESIGN; 40 OUNCES; EXCELLENT CONDITION
We are pleased to offer this extremely rare Dominick & Haff sterling silver lion paw teapot.
It is a superb later 19th century re-creation of a c1820 New York teapot.
It bears the firm's diamond medallion hallmark, and the date of manufacture 1882. This is one of the earliest dated examples of Dominick & Haff we have found.
Classic urn form.
Beautifully detailed shell and swirling floral decorative bands.
French inspired streaming leaf band to rim. As found on fine 17th and 18th century French silver.
The cover with boldly chased leaf and floral raised bud finial.
Twin satin chased acanthus panels to swan's neck spout.
The teapot atop bold twin leaf cap lion's paw and claw feet.
The New York firm founded in 1872. Acquired by Reed & Barton in 1928. Examples in major collections including the Museum of the City of New York.
Engraved WEM to side.
This rare 1882 Dominick and Haff sterling silver lion teapot 13 inches handle to spout 8 1/2 tall. Thick, heavy guage sterling weighs 40 (standard) ounces.
Hallmarked as shown.
In excellent condition. Rich, lustreous sterling patina throughout. The beautiful shell and floral bands and lion feet retain their original crisp hand chased detail. Stands perfectly even on table. Handle secure and with original stops.
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We make great effort to accurately describe our silver. Returns are accepted if condition, country or dating is significantly incorrect. In such cases we refund shipping.
Remember these are antiques with expected wear normal use. Returnins because you failed to read the listing correctly, or we did not note the tiniest few scuffs, shallow pinhead bumps or mildly bent rim is not acceptable. Nor do we accept returns based on buyer's remorse.
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From our personal collection, an elegant mid 19th century coin silver basket, from John and Edward Moore, of Tiffany fame. Illustrated in the cover article of May/June 2008 Silver Magazine, page 27.