A rare early Victorian English sterling silver tipping tea kettle dated 1840 by Mortimer & Hunt. Originally Paul Storr’s company Storr & Co (1819-1822), which became Storr & Mortimer (1822-1838) and upon the death of Paul Storr in 1838, John Hunt (Paul Storr’s nephew) entered the business to become Mortimer & Hunt.
Many of Mortimer & Hunt’s pieces are in Museum collections throughout Europe and this is certainly museum quality.
The monumental tipping kettle with a oak tree motif featuring oak leaves and acorns (including an acorn finial). The kettle sits upon a large, heavy sterling base with wide shell shaped feet. The original burner is also still with the set.
Kettle with stand Measures: 15 inches high x 12 inches wide
English hallmarked for London, 1840. Makers marks for John Mortimer & John Samuel Hunt.
Weight: 2850 grams