A Victorian English silver tea pot in the Chinoiserie style. Pieces were made to look Chinese by the English silversmiths for the English public in the mid 19th century who were fascinated with all things oriental.
This heavy and very elegant pot has a round body lightly engraved with a reserve for engraving. The coat of arms engraved is for the Cockayne family and the motto is “Virtus in Arduis” -Virtue in hard work.
The finial is very special -cast in the form of a coolie eating his rice.