Alice Burrows was registered as a silversmith in her own right. She was previously in partnership with her husband, also named George Burrows, until he died in 1801. Silversmithing was one of the few trades in which a woman could work as a crafts person and run her own business. Alice probably learnt from her father, as did the other prominent women silversmiths like Hester Bateman. In beautiful condition commensurate with age.See photos which are part of the description. Decoration is just around the rim of the oval and is classic, really crisp. The plain surface is gorgeous, shiny and not over polished. Any darker areas seen in the photos are caused by reflections. There are obviously a few tiny darker areas in some of the less accessible areas on the legs and under the rim which are superficial and can be easily polished if desired.
These very minor surface marks are only seen on close examination and do not detract from the beauty of the object. The item hasnt been over polished which is part of its beauty and value as an antique, and has preserved its crisp decoration and smooth shiny surface as well as its hallmarks. A Neoclassical design oval stand of the type which was made from late 18th century until more ornate styles came into vogue from the late 1820s. On four pretty, simple stylised legs with upcurved ends to resemble feet.I have my own Alice and George Burrows silver teapot which I may put up for sale in future to help fund my sons MA and it looks superb with that. The hallmarks are good and legible and show. The AB over GB for the maker Alice and George Burrows. The lion for English Sterling Silver.
The leopard head showing it was assayed in London. The date letter M for 1807. And the profile head of George III. From a smoke free pet free home, and has been kept wrapped in acid free tissue paper.The item "Alice & George Burrows Georgian 1807 Sterling Silver Salver Teapot Stand. 142g" is in sale since Saturday, February 20, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Teapots & Sets". The seller is "woojoa6" and is located in Pinner. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Kuwait, Philippines, Qatar, Uruguay, Viet nam.