1883 F.B Rogers Silver Hollowware Antique Tea Pot 2391

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  • Item Category: Metals
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Oct 07, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

You are bidding on a rather nifty find from my grandmother's attic. This is a silver plate hollowware teapot by F.B. Rogers Silver Co in pattern number 2391. The teapot stands about 10 inches tall, and is a little over 9 inches wide from spout to handle. The base is 3 inches in diameter, and the pot itself is about 5 inches in diameter at its widest point.

The base , as mentioned above, is 3 inches in diameter and has four ornate feet branching out. Each foot has a detailed flower and leaf motif. On the bottom of the base is the maker's mark, reading as follows: Trade Mark (with a crown between the two words) 18 to the left of the crown and 83 to the right; F.B. Rogers Silver Co.; and 2391 on the last line. I've tried three times to take a picture of the bottom, and my camera is just not doing it right. If I manage to get a decent one, I'll add it on.

The body has a bottom piece and a top piece that are joined by a decorative seam running around the middle. The spout is slightly curved up and about 5 inches long. The bottom of the spout has wavy ornate lines and repeats the flowers from the feet on the base. The handle is elegantly curved, about 6 inches long and looks like half of a heart. T is a flower at the top of the handle.

The lid is hinged on the handle side and opens and closes freely. The lid opens far enough to rest on the handle and stay open. T is an ornate piece on the top that repeats the wavy lines and flower.

I detest polishing silver, which is the only reason I'm not keeping this elegant teapot. I shined it up a little bit to make sure the tarnish would come off, and it did, but I'm going to leave the heavy duty cleaning to the lucky winning bidder. The inside will need to be cleaned as well since I have no idea how to go about cleaning a century old teapot!

Shipping : This auction (teapot and shipping materials) weighs about 5 pounds. This is what I will plug into the shipping calculator, so when you get the shipping price, you're getting actual shipping plus a $1 handling fee. Sorry, guys, I already tried and it won't fit safely in a flat rate box. Delivery confirmation is included free on all my domestic auctions. I try to ship no more than three days after receipt of your payment.

Allergy Alert: As the cats and dogs will tell you, we are a pet-friendly home. Everythinng has been kept in sealed tubs, but pet hair does seem to get everyw no matter how careful you are. Please carefully consider your bid if you or your child has allergies to animal dander.

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