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Edward VIII Coronation Teapot Stand CC258
Edward VIII Coronation Teapot Stand CC258
Original, quality circular ceramic teapot stand manufactured by 'Shelley' to commemorate "The Coronation of H.M. King Edward VIII 12th May 1937" ( The Coronation that never took place ). This clean example has a cameo of King Edward with the crown above and "Dieu et Mon Droit" beneath. The reverse is printed with "Shelley England" in two different type faces. All is complete and in good order.

5.75" diam x 0.5".

 
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Price: 68.00


Copper Kettle K196
Original, quality late 19th century circular copper kettle in exceedingly good condition. This example has cast brass supports for the copper handle over the top, a good spout to the front, the original acorn shaped finial for the lid and good dovetailed seams to the rear and under the base. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

11.5" tall x 8" diam of body.

11.5" front to back including spout.

6.5" diam of base.

 
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Price: 78.00


Copper Kettle K196



Holcroft 8 Pint Cast Iron Kettle K192
Holcroft 8 Pint Cast Iron Kettle K192
Original, quality eight pint cast iron kettle with the original tin lid. This super example is detailed to the front for the maker "Holcroft" and "8 pints" and with the patent number for the year 1932. The handle has finger grips for comfort and the lid has a brass label detailed "T. Holcroft & Sons Wolverhampton". Suitable for an 'Aga' stove and many others. All has been cleaned and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order.

11.5" tall x 8.5" diam.

12.5" wide including spout.

7.5" base diam.

 
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Price: 265.00


Arts & Crafts Spirit Kettle on Stand K190
Original, quality 1920's copper spirit kettle on the original brass stand and with the original meths burner fitted to the base. This stylish kettle in the "Benson" manner has a brass spout, a basket caned brass handle over and an ebonised knob to the lid and grip to the burner cover. All is complete and in good and working order and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A great looking example.

Total 11.5" tall x 7" diam.

8.5" wide including spout.

Kettle only 7" tall x 7" diam.

 
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Price: 350.00


Arts & Crafts Spirit Kettle on Stand K190



Large Oval Copper Kettle K188
Large Oval Copper Kettle K188
Original, quality larger than average late 19th century oval copper kettle with a handle over the top, an oval lid with a cast brass knob and good dovetailed seaming to the body. The underside is impressed "Warranted Hand Hammered" and "L&BW" for the maker. A great looking kettle with no dents and ready for use if required. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

12.5" tall including handle x 8" x 14" including spout.

 
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Price: 300.00


Good Luck Copper Kettle K186
Original, quality late 19th century, eight pint copper kettle with lid and embossed and engraved detail to the shoulders. The lid has an acorn finial and the detail to the shoulders is "Good Luck" to one side surrounded with leaves and a horseshoe, with leaves and berries to the other. The underside is impressed with the logo for the manufacturer "William Soutter of Birmingham" and "8" for the size. The internal tinning is in good order and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. In very usable condition. Most unusual to find a decorated copper kettle

8" widest

11.5" tall.

12" front to back including spout.

 
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Price: 450.00


Good Luck Copper Kettle K186



1960's Picquot Ware Aluminium Kettle K182
1960's Picquot Ware Aluminium Kettle K182
Original, quality 1950's / 60's very stylish cast aluminium kettle with the original polished wood handles to the body and the lid, with a short pouring spout. The underside is impressed "Picquot Ware", "K3", "Regd Design" and "Made in England". These super looking kettles were one of a range of items produced for household use and the kettle is the hardest item to find. We often have the teapot set on a tray available. The kettle has been polished and is complete and in good and working order and a great looker too.

7" tall.

Base 8.25" diam.

9.75" wide including spout.

 
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Price: 265.00


Benson Copper Kettle K180
Original, quality 1920's Arts & Crafts copper kettle of a shallow form with a cast brass handle, spout and knob to the circular lid. Manufactured for W.A.S. Benson. A great-looking kettle, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. This example is not marked for Benson but is one of his.

8.25" body diam.

6.5" tall.

10" wide including spout.

 
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Price: 230.00


Benson Copper Kettle K180



6.5 Pint Cast Iron Kettle K179
6.5 Pint Cast Iron Kettle K179
Original, quality late 19th century Scottish pattern 6½ pint cast iron kettle with a blacksmith made wrought iron handle and a circular cast iron lid with a finial grip. The underside is impressed "No 1 . 6 ½ pints" and with the manufacturer's logo, the interior is a little pitted but otherwise all is complete and in good and working order.

10" tall including handle.

8.5" diam.

12.5" front to back including spout.

 
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Price: 165.00


Huge 10 Quarts Copper Kettle K175
Original, quality late 19th century very large copper kettle with a circular lid, a good spout and a handle over the top. This example has good dovetailed seams and is stamped "10 Q" for the capacity ten quarts ( 2.5 gallons ). Some good repairs to the underside, some minor dents. Fully overhauled and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order.

Total 16" tall x 13" wide.

18" wide including spout.

 
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Price: 565.00


Huge 10 Quarts Copper Kettle K175



1912 Engraved Nickel Plated Kettle K173
1912 Engraved Nickel Plated Kettle K173
Original, quality nickel plated tea kettle on three feet with the original decorative cane covering to the handle and cow horn handle to the lid. This example in super condition is engraved to the front "Presented by the Officers, Non-commission Officers & Men of the South Eastern mounted Brigade, Transport & Supply Column Army Services Corps. (Territorial) Croydon to Staff Sergt Major A. Moore on the occasion of his marriage April 9th 1912". The underside is impressed for the manufacturer "J.C & Co Ltd". All is complete and in good and working order.

9" tall x 7" wide.

9" including spout.

 
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Price: 95.00


3 Pint Oval Brass Kettle K166
Original, quality late 19th century oval shaped brass kettle with a brass knob to the oval lid and a turned wooden handle. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

8" tall x 5.5" x 9" including spout.

 
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Price: 65.00


3 Pint Oval Brass Kettle K166



Copper Asthma Kettle K149
Copper Asthma Kettle K149
Original, quality 1920's copper kettle of unusual proportions, we think perhaps an asthma kettle to produce steam. This example has conical sides, a wrap over strap handle, a very flat circular bottom, a circular lid and a long tapered spout joining the kettle well down the side. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

9.5" tall.

8.25" diam base.

9.5" wide including spout.

 
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Price: 65.00


Lyons Tea Enamel Sign S389
Original, quality late 19th century cushion shaped enamel advertising sign detailing "Lyons Tea" in clean bright colours with white upper cased text with orange edges to the letter on a Royal Blue background and again an orange border. Some damage to the enamel mainly to the corners with some loss to the metal at two corners. Otherwise complete and in good order.

29" x 19.5" x 2.5".

 
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Price: 450.00


Lyons Tea Enamel Sign S389



Copper Tea Caddy TC35
Copper Tea Caddy TC35
Original, quality 1920's oval shaped all copper tea caddy with a circular lid to the top. This example is embossed with a crocodile skin design and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order.

Tall 7" x 475" x 3" front to back.

 
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Price: 68.00


Grocers Tea Canister TC34
Original, quality late 19th century tinsmith made Grocers' shop tea canister of the bellied form, rectangular shape, with the original tin lid and most of the original black japanned paintwork. Complete and in good order.

12" tall including lid.

Base 7.75" x 5.5".

Body 8" x 6".

 
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Price: 68.00


Grocers Tea Canister TC34



Copper Tea Caddy TC31
Copper Tea Caddy TC31
Original, quality 1920's oval shaped copper tea caddy with a small circular top cover, an embossed design to the front and impressed to the underside "8" for the size and "JS&S" for the manufacturer Joseph Sankey & Sons. This clean example has a few minor dents, has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order.

5.75" tall x 4.25" x 3.25".

 
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Price: 56.00


Brass Tea Caddy TC30
Original, quality late 19th century oval shaped brass tea caddy with a pull off cap and a ribbed design to the sides at top and bottom. The interior is tinned and the underside is impressed "8" and "42 J.M". Some minor dents, but otherwise complete and in good and working order.

5" tall.

Base 3.75" x 3.25".

 
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Price: 38.00


Brass Tea Caddy TC30



Liptons British Empire Exhibition Brass Tea Caddy, 4 available TC13
Liptons British Empire Exhibition Brass Tea Caddy, 4 available TC13
Original, quality pressed brass tea caddy with lid as purchased at the British Empire Exhibition in 1926, issued by Lipton's Tea Company and supplied filled with tea leaves. The lion logo for the exhibition is embossed to the top surface; 'British Empire Exhibition 1926' is around the centre followed by 'Liptons Souvenir Tea Caddy' and the underside is impressed 'Liptons' and with the registration number for the year 1926. Some minor dents to the underside. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

4.25" high x 4.5" widest.

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 18.00


Benson Copper Teapot TP45
Original, quality circa 1900, copper teapot of an Arts & Crafts form with brass fittings. The underside has the logo "Benson" for the designer and maker W.A.S. Benson. This clean example has the original cane covered handle, turned cowhorn knob to the circular lid and a clever idea to stand the lid up when filling the pot or cooling the contents. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Minor damage to the cane cover to the handle, otherwise all is complete and in good and working order.

4.5" tall x 6.5" diam.

10" including handle and spout

 
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Price: 230.00


Benson Copper Teapot TP45



5 Piece Picquot Ware Tea Set TP44
5 Piece Picquot Ware Tea Set TP44
Original, quality 1960's cast aluminium five piece tea set comprising a teapot, coffee pot or hot water jug, sugar pot, milk jug and tray. The tea, coffee pot and tray each have wooden grips and handles and the tray has a Formica base. All have been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and are complete and in good and working order.

Coffee pot 7.5" tall.

Teapot 6" tall.

Milk jug 4" tall.

Sugar pot 3.5" tall.

Tray 15.5" x 10.75" x 1.5".

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 85.00


Royles Patent Self Pouring Teapot TP39
Original, quality late 19th century silver plated on Britannia Metal patent self pouring teapot "Manufactured by James Dixon & Sons for J.S. Royle of Manchester". The J. Dixon 'Bugle' logo is detailed on the underside as is the patent number for the year 1886. When the teapot is filled and the lid is fitted, just lift the lid with your finger over the hole in the knob, then release the lid, as it falls the liquid will pour out of the spout into a strategically placed cup. This patent teapot was also manufacturered in a variety of materials, copper, brass, ceramic and glass. This example is complete and in superb condition and perfect to use. Other examples may well be available:

7.5" tall.

6.5" wide.

9" including handle & spout.

 
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Price: 265.00


Royles Patent Self Pouring Teapot TP39



Glazed Stoneware Teapot TP38
Glazed Stoneware Teapot TP38
Original, quality late 19th century stoneware tea or coffee pot with acanthus leaf designs to the side handle and spout and an impressed band of detail to the body. The exterior has a dark glaze and the interior a cream coloured one. All is complete and in good and working order with no chips or damage.

9" tall.

6.25".

10.5" wide including handle and spout.

 
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Price: 65.00


Benson Copper Teapot TP33
Original, quality circa 1900, copper teapot of an Art & Crafts form with brass fittings. The underside has the impressed mark of three hammers in a shield for the maker and designer W.A.S Benson. Some staining to the interior and casting marks to the rim of the teapot, otherwise complete and in good and working order. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost.

4.5" tall x 6.5" wide.

10" long including spout and handle.

 
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Price: 115.00


Benson Copper Teapot TP33



SYP Ceramic Teapot TP32
SYP Ceramic Teapot TP32
Original, quality 1920's / 30's green glazed ceramic two piece teapot. The underside is detailed "Wedgwood S.Y.P. Patent" ( Simple Yet Perfect ). This ingenious patented invention permitted the tea leaves to remain out of the liquid when required to do so to prevent the tea becoming too strong. The lid is chipped and the spout has been trimmed, otherwise complete and in good and working order.

7.75" tall x 5.5" x 7.5" front to back.

 
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Price: 135.00


Silver Plated 3 Piece Tea Set TP31
Original, quality late 19th century three piece matching set of silver plated teapot, sugar bowl and milk jug. This super set are engraved with swags of flowers and leaves to the main bodies and a further band of engraved detail beneath the top rims and the teapot has a knob to the lid. A great design in great condition with serious engraved decoration with no dents or wear to the plating. The undersides are impressed "EPNS" for Electro Plated Nickel Silver. Complete and very usable.

Teapot 7" tall x 5" x 9.5" wide including handle.

Sugar bowl 5" x 5" x 6.25" wide including handle.

Milk jug 4.5" tall x 3.5" x 5" wide including handle.

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 85.00


Silver Plated 3 Piece Tea Set TP31



3 Piece Silver Mounted Doulton Tea Set TP27
3 Piece Silver Mounted Doulton Tea Set TP27
Original, quality late 19th century three-piece silver-mounted Doulton of Lambeth tea set, comprising teapot, milk jug and sugar bowl. The milk jug and sugar bowl have hallmarked silver rims and are perfect and the teapot has an old repair to the side handle, a hallmarked silver rim,spout and chains with collars to attach the lid to the side handle. The underside of each piece is impressed by "Doulton Lambeth", "E A G", "1879", "AG", "H W" for the maker and a variety of decorators. Apart from the old repair to the handle on the teapot, all is complete and in good order.

Teapot 4.5" tall x 5.5" x 8.25".

Jug 3.5" tall x 3" x 3.5".

Sugar bowl 2.25" tall x 3.75" diam.

Price is for the set.

 
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Price: 400.00


Brown Enamel Canteen Teapot TP22
Original, quality 1930's / 40's brown enamel teapot "canteen size" with a loop handle to the rear and a smaller grip to the top. Although there are a few minor chips to the enamel it appears never to have been used but ready to go. Complete and in good and working order.

10" tall.

12" front to back including spout .

7" wide.

 
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Price: 45.00


Brown Enamel Canteen Teapot TP22



Pierced Brass Isle of Man Teapot Stand TPS4
Pierced Brass Isle of Man Teapot Stand TPS4
Original, quality 1920's pierced sheet brass circular teapot stand with four bracket feet and the three-legged logo for the 'Isle of Man '. Originally silver plated but now polished back to the brass. Has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

Top 5" diam.

6" diam including feet.

0.75" tall.

 
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Price: 45.00


Copper Samovar TU19
Original, quality early 19th century decorative copper samovar / tea urn. The cast pink brass side handles are in the form of mermaids holding a clamshell, the cast brass tap to the front has much of its silver plated finish and the original green stained bone finial and the lid has a mythical fish finial over the vented cover. The urn shaped body is mounted on a slender neck on a square plinth with bun feet to each corner. A replacement cast iron heating bar has been fitted and the front of the main body has the original silver shield with a Georgian silver hallmark (see picture). All has been fully overhauled and been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order.

18" tall.

12" wide.

14" front to back.

 
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Price: 485.00


Copper Samovar TU19



Copper Samovar TU17
Copper Samovar TU17
Original, quality early 19th century, fancy copper samovar/tea urn. The cast pink brass side handles are decorated with Acanthus leaf designs, the cast brass tap has a bone finial grip and the lid has a flower shaped finial/grip mounted above the vented area. The urn shaped body is mounted on a slender neck onto a shaped plinth with ribbed corner mounts and four bun feet. The rim on the plinth and the top rim have bands of pink cast brass as has the central body section. The heating bar and assembly to the inside is missing, but all is complete and in good and working order otherwise and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A super samovar in super condition.

16" tall.

13" front to back including handle tap.

14.5" wide including.

7" square base at feet.

 
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Price: 350.00

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