Exceptionally designed and executed, this stunning teapot on stand is a superb example of Dominick & Haff aesthetic movement silver. The form itself is inspired by Japanese tea pots of the period. The flawless execution of the shapes alone required a talented master silversmith. The tall handle retains its original ivory insulators which blocks heat from being conducted from the lower sections of the handle.
Using special chasing tools, an exceptionally skilled silversmith executed the designs which include exotic aquatic plants rising from a pond and a dragonfly and bird in flight. The overlapping leaves and bent cattails along with the lily pads and pond lilies are stunning.
One side has a dragonfly in flight and the reverse features a phoenix bird.
The honeycomb-patterned, spot-hammered surface with matte finish has a stunning luster.
The base is also quite striking with its sparkling surface and flat splayed legs.
This rare kettle on stand is marked with Dominick & Haff's trademark with '80' for the year 1880 and 'STERLING/ 97' underneath. It measures 7 inches wide by 8 inches tall, weighs 19.60 troy ounces and is in excellent antique condition.