A good George I Toy silver Teapot by Josiah Daniel.
A George II large size Toy silver Teapot, maker’s mark ‘ID’, crown above, London circa 1725. for Josiah Daniel. The pot is also struck under the base with a lion passant mark.
For a discussion of this formerly unidentified maker, who specialised in toys and in full-size ‘French plate’ or silvered brass items, see the research pages of this article. A very similar teapot with an ivory handle is in the Philadelphia Museum. Daniel’s toys are notably of large size and good gauge.
We first sold this toy eight years ago after purchasing it as part of a private Scottish collection.
Good. Some marking to the handle sockets where the pins have been fixed.
Height – 3.50 cm.; Width – 10.10 cm.; Diameter – 4.20 cm.; Weight – 47.80 gms.