Georgian Sterling silver teapot circa 1782 / William Plummer silversmith
William Plummer ( - 1791)
William Plummer was apprenticed to Edward Aldridge, clothworker on the 4th February 1746. He was free on the 5th February 1755. His first hallmark is entered as a largeworker in on the 8th April 1755. Address: Foster Lane, then on to Gutter Lane on the 11th September 1757, where he appears as plateworker in the Parl. Report list 1773. His son William is apprenticed to Thomas Whipham as goldsmith in 1777, when William I is described as Citizen and Clothworker. His work is almost ntirely confined to pirced saw-cut pieces such as cake baskets, sugar and cream baskets and strainers. He must have had a reasonable sized establishment since piercing is of neccessity a slow process and from the survival of his pieces the output must have been high.
Georgian sterling silver - teapot oval shape 3/3/4 inches high by 4 inch widest point long (oval) by London silversmith William Plummer - " C " - Curved and rounded wooden [light wood] handle & wood with and silver finial and body of teapot is repousse floral foilate silverwork - shows London date mark for 1782. Spout detailed - as is hinged lid. Cartouche centers on both sides of teapot - [not engraved]. Handle is set in extended silver 'tubes" extending from body of teapot. Lid is flat and hinged.
403 grams (weight)