An impressive George IV period sterling silver tea pot
Maker: Charles Fox II
Made in England, London, 1823
Approx size: 29 x 15 x 26 cm
Weight: 1097 grams
Please NOTE handle is bone, not ivory.
Charles Thomas Fox was from a family of silversmiths; the Fox family, silversmiths in London, England. The firm started with Charles Fox who was a plate worker, active at 139 Old Street, Goswell Street. He wasn’t apprenticed at the Goldsmiths Company, and nor was he a freeman of the Company. Charles Fox, who at the time was in partnership with James Turner, registered his mark in 1801. He also registered a mark alone on 5 September 1804.
In 1822, Charles Thomas was succeeded by his son, Charles Fox II who entered various marks in 1822, 1823 and 1838. Like his father before him, Charles Thomas II was not an apprentice nor was a freeman of the Goldsmiths Company.
At the retirement of Charles Fox II, the family business was taken over by his sons Charles Thomas Fox (born 1801) and George Fox (1816). They entered conjoined marks in 1841and 1843.
Charles Thomas Fox retired from the firm in 1860, while George Fox continued running the firm, entering his own individual mark in 1861. Further marks were added in 1869 and 1891.
After the death of George Fox his son Robert Frederick Fox (born 1845), continued the trade as Charles Thomas and George Fox, entering his own mark in 1910. The firm closed down in 1921.
Condition: Minor surface wear from general usage and some slight age wear, no damage, great overall condition, please see pictures for a better view of the condition of the item.
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- Nombre d’articles
- Argent 925
- Charles Fox II
- Période estimée
- Pays d’origine
- Excellent état, à peine utilisé avec des signes minimes d'usure
- 1097 g