Four Piece Tea Service
Price: Footed Teapot set $2,100, Teapot Set without feet $1,900
Also sold separately:
Footed Teapot: $1,200
Teapot without Feet: $1,000
Sugar Bowl: $300
Tray with Beaded Edge: $300
Collectors have referred to this style of teapot as “Queen Anne” even though they were introduced during the reign of King George III (1760–1801), well after her reign (1704–1711). Some collectors refer to this type simply as an 18th century pear-shaped teapot. I think all would agree that whatever the name, the style is without rival. These teapots are beautiful and elegant.
It is exciting to now offer a full tea service. The Creamer shares the same style of cabriole foot as the teapot and has an applied spout. The Sugar Bowl has a beautiful beaded edge on the lid as well as the finial. The 12 1/2″ Tray also has the distinctive beaded edge and is made from our heaviest gauge metal.
The Queen Anne Tea Service took a little over two years to complete. This
project could not have been possible without the help of fellow craftsman,
Bill Thomas, who made two outstanding sectional chucks; one for the teapot
and another for the creamer. These collapsible forms allow me to shape the bodies out of a single piece of pewter, thereby eliminating a solder joint in the belly and the possibility of a future leak.
Fellow pewter enthusiast and antiques dealer, Wayne Hilt, loaned me a splendid 18th century creamer to help inspire the design of my creamer. Wayne also carved the model handle for the teapot which Bill now carves for me.
Last but not least, a special thanks to Lee Ring for making a wonderful 18th century type bronze mold for hollow casting the teapot spouts.