Tea was an expensive commodity in the early 18th century. This silver tea kettle would have been used to impress guests invited for tea.
Octagonal silver tea kettle (a) with hinged lid and spirit burner below, raised on four complex 'C' scroll legs. Scrolled hinged carrying handles below and above. Engraved with Dryden arms on the body of the kettle and the crest on the lid. In four parts - kettle (a), lid (b), stand (c), spirit burner (d). Hallmarked 1712 and mark of Thomas Sadler of London
Marks and inscriptions
London Silver Assay mark 1712/ Makers mark for James Sadler
Makers and roles
Thomas Sadler, silversmith