George IV sterling silver tea set. Made by Edward Farrell in London in 1822-3. This set comprises 3 pieces: Teapot, creamer, and sugar.
Teapot has squat baluster body. Cover hinged, domed, and overhanging. S-scroll spout in form of shaggy, horned beast. Handle double-scroll in stained wood. Creamer and sugar have same body and gilt-washed interiors. Decoration in style of Teniers, the dynasty of Dutch painters, who are famous for their scenes of popular life. Shown here toping, smoking, brawling men, with some musicians and a courting couple mixed in. Cast figural handles on creamer and sugar in same theme as is teapot finial in form of seated man leaning against a barrel. Figural supports shoulder the low, rambunctious company.
Fully marked including date letters for 1822 (teapot and creamer) and 1823 (sugar). Condition. Wood handle cracked. Otherwise very good.
Dimensions: Teapot: H 8 1/4 x W 10 1/2 x D 6 1/4 in. Creamer: H 5 x W 6 1/4 x D 4 in. Sugar: H 5 1/2 x W 8 x D 5 3/4 in. Heavy gross weight: 78.5 troy ounces. #BT976