Matthew Boulton, Birmingham, 1824



 Of quite heavy gauge silver, the tapering 2-part funnel with three applied vertical ribs and having pierced detachable strainer, gadrooned edges and shell form clip, the curved spout with full length,

engraved with a crest of a cat rampant gardant gu (M’Kellar, Kater, Grant, MacPherson)


Note :

Matthew Boulton was not only an important British silversmith who was active in establishing the silver assay office in Birmingham, but he was a pioneer with James Watt in the development of the steam engine, making possible the mechanization of factories and mills throughout the United Kingdom.  His techniques were also applied to minting coins, striking millions of coins for the British Royal Mint, as well as for other countries.

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Condition : Very good to excellent; one small nick to the tip of the spout;

a few very minor "bruises" to the bowl; a few dings to the strainer rim gardooning


5.5” Long / 5.7 oz.












Note : There are no blemishes to the strainer walls.  The dark spots in the image above left are reflections only.





Marks to the body



Small ding to spout


For other items by Matthew Boulton :



Fine George III Set Old Sheffield Plate

Candelabra & Candlesticks

Matthew Boulton, c1810

Fine Pair of George III/IV Old Sheffield Plate Wine Coolers
Matthew Boulton, Birmingham, England, 1st Quarter 19th Century
The Arms of The Honourable Thomas Villiers

George III Old Sheffield Plate Meat Dish

Matthew Boulton, England c1810-15

Double Sun Mark with Faces





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