This listing is for a lovely Sterling Silver teapot made by Galt & Bro., c. early 1900's. The teapot has a simple elegant design that consists of engraved horizontal bands encircling the pot at the top, middle and lower body and a fancy embossed hinge. Silver is engraved with fancy 3-letter monogram "R L T" in center front. The hinge is tight and the lid opens and closes correctly. Marked with the Galt trademark stamp and "Galt & Bro., 2892, Sterling". The firm was the successor to M. W. Galt & Bro. in business in Washington DC from 1847-1892. The company had a very impressive clientele that included Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis. The firm closed in 2000.
Dimensions: 4" high (to top of handle), 3 1/4" high (to side of pot), 9" wide (spout to handle) with a 5 1/8" diameter base. Weighs 500 grams.
Condition: The pot is in very good to excellent Estate condition with no major flaws or repairs. There is a faint dent on the rounded exterior of handle and the tiny brads that attach the three pieces of the handle together are rough to the touch where they extend from the silver. Other than the minor flaws mentioned previously, the pot reflects only minor signs of normal wear.
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