Antique English Victorian Silver Plated Teapot (Mappin & Webb, c1880)

Antique English Victorian Silver Plated Teapot (Mappin & Webb, c1880)

SKU: 0183

Antique English English silver plated teapot. Oval shaped teapot with fluted decoration around the outside with a gadrooned top rim & raised on a pedestal base. The teapot has a black ebonised wooden harp shaped lifting handle on one side, a swan neck pouring spout on the other side. Domed hinged lid on the top with a black ebonised wooden finial on the top. Marked on the underside with the makers mark. Lovely fully usable collectors item.

 

 

Maker

Mappin & Webb

Another son of Joseph Mappin (he too called Joseph) carried on the business of the cutler in Sheffield (Norfolk Street).

He died in 1841 and till 1846 the firm was managed by his son Frederick Thorpe Mappin who took his brothers in the business and the firm became Joseph Mappin & Co.

In 1846 the business was amalgamated with that of William Samson & Sons changing to Mappin Brothers.

Its partners were the founder's four sons, Frederick Thorpe Mappin, Edward Mappin, Joseph Charles Mappin and John Newton Mappin.

In 1850 John Newton Mappin retired from Mappin Brothers and established a new firm originally trading under the style Mappin & Co, changed in 1863 in Mappin & Webb after an agreement to avoid confusion between the two firms' names.

Mappin Brothers continued to be advertised as the original firm, but in 1902 it was closed after being amalgamated with Mappin & Webb Ltd.

In 1963 Mappin & Webb was amalgamated in British Silverware Ltd together with Elkington & Co Ltd and Walker & Hall Ltd.

For a line of its silverplate production Mappin & Webb used the trade mark Princes Plate. Mappin and Webb silversmiths, factory in Sheffield was closed in 1971.

At the present Mappin & Webb is a subsidiary of Sears Holding Ltd.

 

 

Weight

945 grams

 

Dimensions

L x W x H 

310mm x 130mm x 140mm

 

Condition.

Excellent condition with light surface marks that are consistent with genuine age, use & polishing. There is no damage & there are no dings or dents. There is no loss of silver plate. A very fine example in pristine condition.

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