Silvered metal tea fountain forming samovar or tea kettle. Stand burner richly adorned with shell, foliage and flower motifs resting on four small curved feet. Central alcohol burner. Large fluted teapot engraved with accolé coats of arms below a Marquess coronet supported by a lion and a greyhound. Foliage spout. Scroll and ebonized wood handle. Lid with flower finial.
Silversmith : Jacques-Augustin Gandais.
Total height : 35cm (13-3/4in). – Length : 30cm (11-4/5in). – Width : 23cm (9-1/10in).
Jacque-Augustin Gandais, Silversmith at the court of the King of France, at the Palais-Royal, registered on October 10, 1834.
Unidentified accolé coats of arms.
Condition report : Minor wear to silvering.