Offered for sale is a very decorative silver plated teapot on stand dating to the early 20th century. The double fulcrum stand provides 'on stand' pouring. Beautifully crafted and presented with a dark wood finial.
The marks to the base have been slightly rubbed, but appear to say M Epns 1.
A spirit kettle is a silver teapot or kettle that sits upon a stand and has a burner beneath it. It is aptly named ‘spirit’ kettle because the burner often used spirits to fuel a flame. The earliest reference to a spirit kettle is in the year 1687, they rose in popularity during the reign of Queen Anne. During this time these extravagant kettles became an indispensable accessory to any elaborate formal tea party.
However, It was in the Victorian era when spirit kettles enjoyed a resurgence, possibly due to the discovery of odourless spirits for the burner.
Excellent condition, no cracks or dents.
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