1810 Georgian Sterling Silver Teapot with Exeter Hallmark


A very rare and collectable George III Sterling Silver Teapot that has been stamped by one of the smallest and most short lived of the British Assay Offices, Exeter.

The teapot has a slight boat-shaped body, with 4 ball feet. The decoration consists of a basket-weave style band, with a small frieze top and bottom. The handle is made of silver, with insulation spacers made of marine ivory. The base is stamped with the Sterling lion, Exeter towers mark and the date stamp for 1810. There is also the head stamp of King George III and the maker’s mark for Simon Harris. He was a silversmith in Plymouth, active between 1810 and 1815 and based in Plymouth Docks. Generally known for producing silver cutlery, this is the only example of a teapot that we have found.

Size: 29 x 11.5 x 17 cm (11 ½ x 4 ½ x 6 ¾ inches)
Weight: 670 g