Antique James Dixon & Son Silver Plated Commode Shaped EPBM Teapot
This is a charming antique silver-plated teapot in the shape of a commode, made by James Dixon and Sons around 1920 during the reign of King George V. The teapot has an oval shape with curved tapered sides and a slightly domed hinged lid. The lid has a sunburst design on the hinge and a moulded oval button finish.
The teapot's body is elegant and oval-shaped, with vertical ribs and two bands of engraved horizontal lines.
The nozzle is a straight, plain cast shape that is slightly curved, while the handle has perforated terminals, a ceramic insulator at the top, an upturned thumb rest, and a small diamond-shaped thumb stop.
The teapot base is stamped with the marks: a cross of St James type, a trumpet and banner trade mark, JD&S EPBM - which stands for Electroplated Britannia Metal - and the serial number 4375.
These marks refer to James Dixon and Sons, who operated in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England.
It comes in as found condition; it will require a good clean, but I like it untouched.
It measures about 15cm H x 26cm W x 11.3cm D
Maximum capacity 2 pints
Weight unpacked 782 grammes