Only suitable for sale within the UK, due to the ivory content in the handle heat spacers. This item has been registered for exemption under the new Ivory Act and is legal to sell. We are happy for the registration number (MVDAPREP) to be checked with the Animal & Plant Health Agency.
Victorian silver plated teapot of compressed circular form with engraved foliate scroll detail and leaf & bud finial. The Regimental badge for The 16th Madras Native Infantry to one side. The badge displays the battle honours of Seringapatam (1799) and Ava (1823-26). The Regiments origins were in the Madras Army of the East India Company. In 1903 the Regiment became the 76th Punjabis, seeing action in the First World War. In 1922 the Regiment was grouped with other Punjabi Regiments to become the 3rd Bataliion 1st Punjab Regiment and later saw action in the Second World War.
Marked to the underside for Elkington, Mason & Co. with a date letter for 1860.
In excellent condition with moderate surface wear commensurate with age.
Approximate weight is 619 grams.
Approximate dimensions are 26 cm length, 15 cm width and 11.5 cm height.