The upper rim of the kettle is encircled with a band of applied bead ornamentation. Either side of the kettle is ornamented with two plain German silver dowel style pegs, allowing the kettle to sit securely on the stand. This silver spirit kettle is fitted with a plain domed hinged hallmarked cover surmounted with the original silver oval fluted finial, securing to the interior with a screw fitment. This fine example of antique teaware is fitted with a hinged, plain arched handle. The kettle detaches from the original silver oval stand surmounted by plain waisted supports.
The stand is encircled with further applied bead ornamentation and supported by four bun style feet. The stand incorporates a sunken well incorporating the the original hallmarked spirit burner with integrated chained snuffer. The hallmarks struck to the surface of the burner and underside of the kettle include. Maker's mark: Somme Nachf.
Silver quality/purity mark: 800 (800/1000, 800 standard). National mark: Crescent moon and crown. This antique silver spirit kettle is an exceptional gauge of silver and exceptional quality for its type.
There are some minor surface blemishes to this German spirit kettle on stand, but can be considered to be in excellent presentation condition. The interior of the kettle has been professionally cleaned and is ready for use. The German hallmarks struck to the underside of the kettle and part hallmarks to the burner are all very clear.
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of antique silverware. Height to top of handle 37.5cm/14.8. Height of kettle 24cm/9.4. Length from back of body to tip of spout 26.8cm/10.6.Width of body 15.9cm/6.3. Length of base 11.5cm/4.5. Width of base 8.4cm/3.3. Length of stand base 24.7cm/9.7. Width of stand base 11.5cm/4.5.
Andrew Campbell founder and owner of AC Silver has been dealing in antique diamond & gemstone jewellery and antique sterling silver since 1977. In addition to his high quality Newcastle-based shop, Andrew has developed what is now an established and internationally recognised online store. For more details see our About Us. FREE OF CHARGE to all customers - including national and international deliveries. The item "Antique German Queen Anne Style Silver Spirit Kettle" is in sale since Saturday, April 25, 2020.This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Teapots & Sets". The seller is "acsilver925" and is located in Newcastle upon Tyne. This item can be shipped worldwide.