well known sheffield teapot
every pewter collector that has seen jack scott's go-to book on the "pewter wares of sheffield" has seen this masterpiece on the front cover as well as the full color center page. it was obviously the sheffield scholars favorite piece. a true example of "poor mans silver", a term to describe pewter pieces purposely made to resemble expensive silver vessels. the pot is from the late authors collection and the original model pictured. the teapot was made by dixon and son 1823 to 1829. dixon items are datable by the touchmark used on the item. the teapot stands 6 3/4" tall and is 11 1/4" long. it is a design masterpiece with first class construction and finish work. the handle and finial button retain their original paint. the handle pins retain their original escutchon plates. the pot is in excellent condition inside and out with only casting flaws. price includes a copy of scott's book.