Arts & Crafts Brass Teapot Christopher Dresser Style City London Arms Antique
A very decorative and stylish item of arts and crafts period brass-ware. This tripod teapot dates from around 1880 and its modernist shape is in the style of Dr Christopher Dresser but by an unknown maker.
It is reminiscent of pieces produced by Newlyn or Keswick School of Industrial Arts. It has repousse decoration on either side featuring the City of London Arms - two dragons either side of an heraldic shield.The repousse work has been skilfully hand crafted and with lots of great detail. The pot has a great shape with three cone and ball feet and a straight spout from the globular body. The handle has an aesthetic movement style and is made of turned black hardwood - probably ebony. and it dates to circa 1880.
The pot stands 9 3/4 inches high and is 7 inches wide. It weighs 753g unpacked and is in good condition with a re-soldered inner rim to the lid and a few small dents to the body, commensurate with age and use.
This is a highly collectable item particularly as it sports the City of London Arms.